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February 5, 2024

Should political advertising be restricted by news websites that are trying to improve healthy discourse?




Total votes: 11

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    46.5

    Political advertising serves an important role in educating the American electorate about what certain candidates do or do not support; however, these ads can also be used to improperly slander and …Read MorePolitical advertising serves an important role in educating the American electorate about what certain candidates do or do not support; however, these ads can also be used to improperly slander and spread disinformation. Due to their important role, I do not think that news websites should ban them outright. Rather, I believe that there should be stricter regulations set by the government. They should be closely monitored similar to how campaign contributions are. The government should take a bigger role in ensuring the political advertisements adhere to certain standards. Read Less

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  2. HappyDuck
    33

    I think that there needs to be monitoring of these ads to assure that they do not slander people and spread lies. This seems more doable than banning them outright.

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  3. ramonatodd
    9

    i do think the advertising should be kept neutral

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  4. Clifford4991
    32.5

    Agreed, If anything the advertising should remain center and informative, not so much campaign smearing.

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  5. CleverCrocodile2
    18

    I believe that political advertising is important and should not be outright banned because it helps people learn about candidates, and decide who to support based on each candidate’s views. However, …Read MoreI believe that political advertising is important and should not be outright banned because it helps people learn about candidates, and decide who to support based on each candidate’s views. However, there should be restrictions that keep these advertisements completely factual. Read Less

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  6. Ruba Al-baddawi
    9

    I think that these advertisements must adhere to certain standards set by the government, but I do not think that it is better to ban them completely

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