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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

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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 to...
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An Anonymous Group Spent $330,000 on Facebook Ads Urging Brits to Reject Brexit Deal

An Anonymous Group Spent $330,000 on Facebook Ads Urging Brits to Reject Brexit Deal

27 days ago   |   By Time

A group with no publicly available information about its owners has spent up to $330,000 urging Brits to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal, according to evidence submitted to a British government inquiry on fake news.
The website, called the Mainstream Network, is the latest group to have been linked to “dark ads” - advertisements targeted at specific users that doesn't reveal who is paying for them.
“Here we have an example of a clearly sophisticated organization spending lots of money on a political campaign, and we have absolutely no idea who is behind it,” said Damian Collins, a...
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