Google will suspend all political ads beginning Jan. 14 after a mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building last week. Ads referencing the election results, impeachment process, the upcoming inauguration, and last week's insurrection will be blocked on platforms such as Google Ads and YouTube.
- The ban will remain in place until at least Jan. 21, one day after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
- In an internal memo, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai called last week's events the "antithesis of democracy."
- On Monday, Google suspended political donations alongside other tech giants such as Microsoft and Facebook.
- In December, Google lifted a ban on post-election political ads, one month before the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
- On Tuesday, YouTube removed a video from President Trump's account, saying it incited violence. YouTube suspended Trump's account for one week.
- Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have suspended Trump's accounts.