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Targeting Trump fans, QAnon ad slips through Facebook’s filters

24/11/2020

Despite Facebook’s efforts to tamp down on the fringe conspiracy QAnon movement, its backers are still finding ways to push its message on the platform — even paying Facebook to do so. Just days after announcing last month that it would ban QAnon theories from the site, Facebook allowed an advertisement featuring...
Despite Facebook’s efforts to tamp down on the fringe conspiracy QAnon movement, its backers are still finding ways to push its message on the platform — even paying Facebook to do so. Just days after announcing last month that it would ban QAnon theories from the site, Facebook allowed an advertisement featuring a cartoon Pepe the Frog — a character associated with the alt-right political movement— with a message to “Connect with Cue.” The ad, when clicked, directed Facebook users to a Facebook page called “Cue” featuring popular QAnon videos. The Markup found the Cue ad in data submitted by… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook Despite Facebook’s efforts to tamp down on the fringe conspiracy QAnon movement, its backers are still finding ways to push its message on the platform — even paying Facebook to do so. Just days after announcing last month that it would ban QAnon theories from the site, Facebook allowed an advertisement featuring a cartoon Pepe the Frog — a character associated with the alt-right political movement— with a message to “Connect with Cue.” The ad, when clicked, directed Facebook users to a Facebook page called “Cue” featuring popular QAnon videos. The Markup found the Cue ad in data submitted by… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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