Jun 18, 2021

Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story

The pictures from his website have been stolen by criminals who are using them to supposedly sell his sculptures as garden decorations to Facebook users around the world. "What Robin built with FantasyWire was a whole community across the world of 'fairy fans' who connect with one another weekly on his Facebook page", says Amanda. Robin Wight has been trying to report the fake adverts to Facebook but, he says, there were so many of them it was "completely infeasible" so he has given up. Facebook gets paid for the adverts they host, but it told the BBC it did not want fraudulent activity on their platforms and was investigating the fake FantasyWire ads. Many of the adverts remained on display even after the BBC had brought them to Facebook's attention.

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