Google bans political advertising for 2022 Philippine elections


Technology giant Google on Wednesday announced it will not accept political advertisements on all its platforms.

It said that political advertisement that were related to next year’s elections in the Philippines to choose a successor for President Rodrigo Duterte would not be condone.

“In connection with the 2022 Philippine national and local elections, election advertisements will not be allowed to run in the Philippines from February 8 to May 9, 2022,’’ the company said in an update on its political content policy.

“Election advertisements are ads that promote or oppose any political party or the candidacy of any person or party for public office,’’ it added.

Feb. 8 is the official start of campaign for national positions, while campaigning for local posts kick off on March 25, the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.