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A shadowy group spent £257,000 on Facebook ads asking people to drive a knife into Theresa May's Brexit plan

10 monthes ago   |   By Chron

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Politicians have uncovered evidence of a dark advertising campaign on Facebook, in which Brits were encouraged to lobby against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.
The Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee said £257,000 was spent on the adverts by an anonymous group called the Mainstream Network.
The committee wants Facebook to reveal who is behind the campaign after it released its new political ad transparency tools in the UK this week.
An influential group of politicians has uncovered evidence of a dark advertising campaign on Facebook, in which users were encouraged...
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Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan

10 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

The anonymous group's campaign highlights Facebook's continuing trouble with political advertising.
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New ‘Dark Ads' pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

New ‘Dark Ads' pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

10 monthes ago   |   By Tech Crunch

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up UK ‘Leave' voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the UK, according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook which only this week claimed it was clamping down on ‘dark' political advertising on its platform.
Researchers for the UK-based digital agency 89up , allege that “ Mainstream Network ” - which looks and reads like a ‘mainstream' news site but which has no contact details or reporter bylines - is serving...
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