Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday announced that the social media site would no longer have paid political advertisements, a move sure to shake up the digital landscape that earned him praise from progressives.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Wow,\u0022 tweeted activist Edward Snowden. \u0022Big move by\u0026nbsp;@jack, and a bigger contrast to\u0026nbsp;@Facebook\u0026#039;s increasingly problematic policy positions.\u0022In a series of tweets, Dorsey laid out the reasons for the decision and made clear that the policy would only apply to paid advertisements.\u0026nbsp;\u0022This isn\u0026#039;t about free expression,\u0022 said Dorsey. \u0022This is about paying for reach.\u0022whoa https://t.co/eLEuZsOPuu— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) October 30, 2019\u0022They\u0026#039;re drawing a clear line between paid reach and earned, organic reach,\u0022 said NBC journalist Ben Collins.Under the new rules, as indicated by Dorsey, a campaign presumably could post an advertisement video or photo to its own account—just not pay to promote it. The final policy will be announced on November 15 and implemented on November 22.\u0026nbsp;\u0022A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,\u0022 Dorsey explained. \u0022Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.\u0022Dorsey appeared to take a subtle shot at competitor Facebook, whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a recent hearing that political advertisements on that platform did not need to be truthful. In response, activists bought an ad that shows members of the Republican Party supporting the congresswoman\u0026#039;s Green New Deal; Facebook approved the ad.\u0022It\u0026#039;s not credible for us to say: \u0026#039;We\u0026#039;re working hard to stop people from gaming our systems to spread misleading info, buuut if someone pays us to target and force people to see their political ad…well...they can say whatever they want!\u0026#039;\u0022 said Dorsey.Jack subtweeting Zuck as he bans political ads on Twitter. Zuckerberg said he\u0026#039;d considered such a move but decided against it b/c it would \u0022favor incumbents and whoever the media covers.\u0022 From his speech the other week. https://t.co/P1GyYGNgD7 https://t.co/31zYDCUdOx pic.twitter.com/dFDLEgGr4p— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) October 30, 2019Reaction from progressives was hesitantly positive.\u0026nbsp;\u0022I don\u0026#039;t really know their reasons or [if] it is good or bad ultimately,\u0022 tweeted blogger Atrios, \u0022but at least knock a dent in the ridiculous Facebook \u0026#039;free speech requires we privilege people who give us money\u0026#039; argument.