YouTube removes 300 Trump campaign ads for violating policy

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. (CNN/WTRF) – The CEO of YouTube says the video sharing service has prevented President Trump from running a number of ads on its platform this election season.

But reasons for the decisions are unclear, again raising questions about the policies of YouTube and its parent company, Google.

A CBS “60 Minutes” report found more than 300 Trump campaign ads have been taken down from YouTube and Google this year.

In an interview, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CBS more information about the ads can be found on Google’s ad transparency website.

The tools, however, does not allow you to view the ad and does not explain what specific policy the ads has violated.

Last month, YouTube announced the company was tightening its policies on political ads.

YouTube said it will no longer permit political ads that target specific groups of voters by ideological affiliation or by information found in public voter files.

As for other social media platforms, Twitter has announced plans to ban politicians and Super PACs from advertising on the platform

Facebook has also drawn scrutiny for allowing politicians to run false ads.

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