Update to Political ads targeting policies (January 2020)

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The Political content policy will be updated to reflect which targeting options may be used with election ads for verified advertisers. We’ll begin enforcing this change for election ads in the U.K. within a week, in the EU by the end of the year, and in the rest of the world where advertiser verification is required to run election ads starting on January 6, 2020. 

On January 6, 2020, we’ll also update the Political affiliation in personalized ads policy to deprecate the country-specific United States policy, resulting in the global prohibition of political affiliation in personalized ads.

(Posted November 20, 2019)

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