MBTA board bans political issue ads – Metro US

MBTA board bans political issue ads

MBTA board bans political issue ads

An ad in an MBTA station that was critical of U.S. military support for Israel is set to come down under a policy adopted by T board members Monday.

Updated advertising guidelines would ban from T property all ads addressing “political issues or matters of public debate.” It would take effect in December. The vote from the MBTA’s fiscal and management control board was unanimous.

The restriction covers “an opinion, position or viewpoint on a matter of public debate about economic, political, moral, religious or social issues.”

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The ad at the center of the debate is one that featured a picture of a young girl and called attention to the deaths of Palestinian children amid conflict with Israel. The single advertisementhung in Davis station as of Monday.

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