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Facebook paid to host anti-Brexit 'fake news'

Jan 19, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

FACEBOOK was last night accused of "pumping out fake news" after running political advertisements claiming endangered animals were being threatened by Brexit.

The social media giant was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by two prominent Remain campaign groups to raise support for a second referendum.

Facebook data show People's Vote UK and Best for Britain spent £373,587 on adverts in the run-up to the parliamentary vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. By contrast, Leave-backing gr...