Yesterday I wrote about how social media algorithms privilege outrage. Today, Jack Dorsey announced that as of November 22, Twitter will be putting a stop to paid political advertisements across the entire platform.
This is massive.
It’s being praised by some, scalded by others, and is generating a lot necessary discussion about how advertising and the limits to which advertising and social media intersect.
In the leadup to some fascinating elections all across the globe next year, it’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out.
I truly believe that this is a positive direction for online discourse. I’m looking forward to the time when Facebook is forced to follow suit.