Are political parties targeting Hackney with Facebook dark adverts this General Election?

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 30 May 2017

Are political parties targeting you through Facebook 'darks adverts'? You can find our using a new website

Are political parties targeting you through Facebook 'darks adverts'? You can find our using a new website

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The Gazette has teamed up with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out which political parties are targeting Facebook users in the borough with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

In the 2015 General Election and last year’s EU referendum campaign, millions of pounds were spent buying political adverts on Facebook and targeting them at specific groups.

But we know little about who was behind some of these “dark ads” – and unlike adverts put in newspapers or on television they are unregulated.

We hope to help throw some light on this – but we need your help. A project called Who Targets Me? tracks the political advertising in your Facebook newsfeed.

And Who Targets Me? will share that information with The Bureau Local, part of TBIJ. From that data we can find out which political groups are using these adverts and what they are showing all of us.

Sign up for Who Targets Me? at here


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