Groups that oppose Britain's departure from the EU have outspent those in favor of Brexit on Facebook political ads by more than a third since October, according to a review of the social network's data by POLITICO. Spending by the main anti-Brexit organizations, People's Vote UK and Best for Britain, has totalled more than £750,000 since Facebook began publishing records of political advertising on its platform, based on POLITICO's analysis. That compares to less than £500,000 from pro-Brexit groups like Britain's Future, an organization that has been criticized for not revealing its funders, and Nigel Farage's recently launched Brexit Party, which has earmarked almost £20,000 for Facebook ads so far this month. The ongoing digital battle comes as the British government continues its negotiations with the opposition Labour Party over a potential Brexit agreement that would allow the country to leave the European Union by the end of October. Analysts say both … [Read more...] about Anti-Brexit groups outspent rivals on Facebook by a third
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Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Community Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Congressman responds on Facebook to office outcry Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:10 AM ESTUpdated: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:10 AM ESTBy Chris [email protected] Facebook or face time? Former Guam Congressman Robert Underwood called-out current Delegate Michael San Nicolas to keep it old school during the launch of "The After Party" on KUAM. "It's his style of interaction that's most disturbing because it's all designed on avoiding contact with people," he said. "It's designed to avoid face-to-face interaction it's designed to avoid emotional contact. And at the same time create the impression that somehow or the other that he's at the top of … [Read more...] about Congressman responds on Facebook to office outcry
The direct battle for votes might be taking place in the corridors of power but it’s also playing out on your social feeds. In the lead up to Tuesday’s Brexit vote, Facebook pages on both sides of the debate have been spending money on adverts hoping to influence your views on Brexit. Britain’s Future, a lesser known British group campaigning for a hard Brexit, spent the most money on adverts last week, according to data from Facebook’s ad library report. The group spent nearly €35,000 and ran over 200 different adverts, most of which seemed to specifically target MPs in leave constituencies. Each ad urged users to email a different local MP to encourage them to reject the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Britain's Future said it is "dedicated to making a positive, optimistic case for Brexit." According to the campaign group's website, it is edited by Tim Dawson, a writer with bylines in publications like The Spectator, Spiked and The Telegraph. The … [Read more...] about Which Brexit campaign group spent the most on Facebook advertising?
Tens of thousands of pounds are being spent on pro-Brexit Facebook adverts with little clarity on who is picking up the tab, despite the social network introducing new rules on the transparency of political adverts. The biggest UK political advertiser on Facebook during the last week is Britain’s Future, a relatively obscure pro-Brexit group, which has spent £31,000 in seven days running more than 200 different adverts, mainly urging the public to write to their local MP and urge them to back Brexit. However, there are no details on who is paying for adverts placed by the group, which is fronted by the former Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps scriptwriter Tim Dawson. Dawson did not respond to multiple requests for comment on whether he is subsidising its activities himself, whether he is relying on public donations, or whether there is another financial backer. He is the only public individual associated with the group, which has spent £88,000 on pro-Brexit … [Read more...] about Obscure pro-Brexit group spends tens of thousands on Facebook ads
PUBLISHED: 07:58 04 January 2019 Andy Warren Kayden Jackson's career as a pro footballer only began because he found an advert on Facebook. Archant This weekend’s visit to Accrington Stanley will bring back plenty of memories for striker Kayden Jackson. ANDY WARREN spoke to him about his remarkable football journey. Kayden Jackson joined Ipswich Town in the summer for £1.6million. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWe all do it. Sat on the sofa, aimlessly scrolling through social media on our phone or tablet while relaxing in front of the TV.Often it’s complete nonsense; the latest picture of your friend’s cat, the same old people arguing the same old points or making the same old jokes and yet another advert that has seemingly followed you around for days.But for Ipswich Town striker Kayden Jackson, one Facebook click changed his life forever.“I was just at home playing on the Xbox or watching TV and scrolling through Facebook at the … [Read more...] about Jackson’s career was born on Facebook and raised at Accrington… now he’s heading back with Ipswich