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It looks like Facebook knows who's behind a shadowy £257,000 ad campaign to torpedo Theresa May's Brexit deal - but it's keeping it under wraps

March 05, 2019 / ISOBEL ASHER HAMILTON
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It looks like Facebook has uncovered who was behind a shadowy £257,000 advertising campaign lobbying to kill UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU.The Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee (DCMSC) - a parliamentary committee that last month published a damning report on Facebook privacy and disinformation - uncovered evidence of the dark ad campaign in October last year. It found that a mysterious organisation called Mainstream Network spent £257,000 ($335,148) on ads asking users to write to their MPs calling on them to vote against May's Brexit deal. The committee found that the ads had reached up to 11 million people over a 10-month period.