Georgia is preparing for the January 5 election, which will determine which party controls the Senate. Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday that it decided to lift the ban in Georgia after learning that candidates and other groups wanted to advertise on Facebook to reach voters before the election. < / P > < p > “we also believe that our advertising tools are an important way for people to get election information.” Sarah Schiff of Facebook wrote on her blog, “so we’ve developed a program that allows advertisers to put in ads and let Georgia voters know about the campaign.” < / P > < p > the change took place before the Georgia campaign, with Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler challenging senators Jon ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively. So far, Republicans will have a 50 to 48 majority in the Senate in January next year. If you win both Georgia elections, the elected vice president, Kamala Harris, will be the deciding vote, enabling unified control of the White House and Congress. If the Republican Party retains only one seat, it will retain control of the Senate. < p > < p > Facebook said it would allow authorized advertisers to post ads on social issues, elections and political topics in Georgia. The company said it would give priority to advertisers who were “directly involved in these elections” and would reject advertising outside Georgia. It also said it would continue to ban advertisements that were exposed by third-party fact checkers or that made Georgia’s campaign illegitimate. According to media reports, the company had previously said it would suspend advertising on election, political and social issues in the United States to prevent confusion or abuse on its platform. < p > < p > Facebook announced in October last year that it would stop placing political ads in the United States after the election vote ended on November 3, 2020. But with the start of the two Senate races in Georgia, many groups are unable to post fund-raising or other ads on Facebook. In November, rob leathern, Facebook’s director of product management, tweeted that the company realized that people were disappointed that they could no longer advertise in Georgia, but said the company did not have “the technical capacity to advertise through the state or advertisers” in the short term Advertisers told the media last month that the temporary ban prevented organizations from raising money from supporters across the country, from wooing voters before the election, and would affect year-end fundraising by non-profit organizations dealing with social issues. Google also lifted its campaign related advertising ban last week. Previously, the company had banned the ads for a period of time in anticipation of a delay in election results to prevent the use or transmission of misinformation. Global Tech