Thousands of misleading Conservative ads side-step scrutiny thanks to Facebook policy
Online ads have become a central theme of the election, where parties can reach voters with micro-targeted messages.
UK Election: The main parties embrace a local digital strategy to win over voters
From local hospitals to a wind farm and schools, some parties are tackling regional issues head on, while others send the same message to targeted seats.
UK General Election 2019: CCHQ’s fact-check stunt, fake newspapers and a squirrel hoax dominate the third week
First Draft’s investigations included deception from the Conservative Party, Momentum claiming BBC bias, and campaign literature masquerading as local newspapers.
'It was just a joke': How satire is used to excuse disinformation in elections
Examples of misleading claims and videos dismissed as comedy in the UK general election echo similar strategies in elections around the world.