Nov 29, 2019
General election 2019: BBC complains to Tories over Facebook advert
The BBC has complained to the Conservatives about a Facebook advert that uses edited footage of its news reporters and presenters. The BBC says the material has been taken out of context and its lawyers have asked the party to remove the ad. The 15-second video was first shown on Thursday afternoon and has so far been seen by more than 100,000 users. In a statement, the BBC said: 'We're aware of Conservative Party Facebook adverts using edited BBC content. The BBC's lawyers have written to party chairman James Cleverly asking the party to take down the advert. According to Facebook's Ad Library, the Conservative Party has spent up to £2,200 on the advert so far, which is being targeted at 35 to 54-year-olds in England.
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