Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

If you’re tired of political advertisements filling up your Twitter feed on a daily basis, pretty soon all those advertisements will be banned. In a Twitter thread, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey announced that most political advertisements will be removed from the website on Nov. 22. 

In the thread, Dorsey argued that the decision was not based on limiting free expression but instead discouraging paying for reach and spreading misinformation. The full policy will be available on Nov. 15 and will ban all issue and candidate advertisements, but will allow for some exceptions, such as ads for voter registration. 

This decision comes a few weeks after Facebook and Twitter both refused to remove ads following a letter from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign saying the ads from Donald Trump’s reelection campaign were based on information that had not been backed up. 

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