Update to Political content policy (November 2023)

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On 27 November 2023, Google will update the Regional Restrictions section of the Political content policy to clarify the policy language for Indonesia and Japan.

In Indonesia, the following is prohibited on Google platforms:

 Ads featuring political candidates or parties for elected offices of Indonesia.

In Japan, the following is prohibited on Google platforms:

Outside of an election campaign period announced by the Japanese government:

  • Ads featuring a political party, leader of a political party or a candidate for elected office that include a call or direct users to a landing page, to vote in an election.

During an election campaign period announced by the Japanese government:

  • Ads featuring a political party, leader of a political party or a candidate for elected office that include a call to vote in an election; and
  • Ads featuring a candidate for an elected office that promote policies of political parties or officeholders.

(Posted 27 October 2023)

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