Google to lift political ad ban implemented after Capitol riot

Google will resume accepting all political ads starting Wednesday, following its temporary ban put in place after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The Jan. 6 riot involved hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators storming the Capitol, resulting in the deaths of five people.

For the temporary ban, the tech giant cited its “sensitive events” policy which aims to stop advertisers from profiting off events that have a significant social, cultural, or political impact, according to its ad policies. Such events could include civil emergencies, national disasters, terrorism incidents, or public health emergencies.

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