Apr 4, 2019

Facebook no-deal Brexit ads 'from same source'

A series of seemingly unconnected Brexit adverts on Facebook were overseen by the same lobbying firm, the Guardian has claimed. The social network introduced new rules around political adverts in the UK following revelations that Russian groups purchased ads to sow discord among voters. The Guardian looked at adverts from groups such as Mainstream Network, Britain's Future and We are the 52%, all of which have appeared on Facebook in recent months. Collectively the groups have spent at least £720,000 on political adverts, according to the newspaper. In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg called on governments to help regulate the social network in a variety of areas, including election integrity.

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