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Reddit is launching a brand new subreddit that may record all political advert campaigns which have run on the positioning since January 1st, 2019, the corporate announced today. The brand new subreddit could be discovered at r/RedditPoliticalAds.

“On this group, you will see info on the person advertiser, their concentrating on, impressions, and spend on a per-campaign foundation,” Reddit mentioned in its announcement put up. “We plan to persistently replace this subreddit as new political adverts run on Reddit, so we will present transparency into our political advertisers and the dialog their advert(s) conjures up.”

Reddit can also be updating its policies for political advertising to require political campaigns to work with Reddit’s gross sales crew on adverts and to require political advertisers to go away feedback on for the primary 24 hours an advert marketing campaign is stay. Nevertheless, advertisers can average the feedback on the advert posts, according to a Reddit admin, so an advertiser might take away feedback they don’t need proven beneath the advert, in concept.

r/RedditPoliticalAds will solely characteristic adverts that truly run on Reddit, the admin said. If adverts are mistakenly authorized after which eliminated, details about these adverts will stay on the subreddit, however they’ll have a aptitude connected to their title that claims the advert was “Accepted in Error.”

Reddit joins Fb in having a political advert database. Twitter, nevertheless, has bowed out completely from having political adverts on the positioning, asserting in October that it could ban all political adverts globally beginning in November. “We have now made this choice based mostly on our perception that political message attain must be earned, not purchased,” Twitter says on its political content policy page.

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