Democracy for sale in social media’s Wild West

Democracy for sale in social media’s Wild West
An all-seeing eye: Facebook is being urged to suspend the sale of political ads until it can give full transparency Picture: PA

Almost everyone on Facebook is being targeted by ads in the run-up to the referendum. Many are spreading ‘fake news’ and paid for by groups not based in Ireland, or groups about which nothing at all is known

Supporters of Dublin GAA are being targeted for anti- abortion ads on Facebook, while those who like Brown Thomas are being targeted with ads to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

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