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Facebook let advertisers target users interested in ‘pseudoscience,’ allowing them to capitalise on conspiracy theories that falsely blame 5G cell towers for the coronavirus

Facebook allowed advertisers on its platform to specifically target users interested in “pseudoscience,” the nonprofit newsroom The Markup reported Thursday. One targeted ad promoted a so-called anti-radiation beanie, capitalising on bizarre conspiracy theories that recently led vandals to destroy cell towers. Facebook says it has since removed the “pseudoscience” category […]
Facebook let advertisers target users interested in ‘pseudoscience,’ allowing them to capitalise on conspiracy theories that falsely blame 5G cell towers for the coronavirus