The Fair Tax Campaign, run by a former Boris Johnson aide, has been running an ad which was taken down recently by Facebook for breaking political advertising rules. The Fair Tax Campaign is run by Alex Crowley – a former aide to the Prime Minister who left Downing Street in September.

The advert was banned because although it shows it was sponsored, nevertheless it fell foul of the rules by not stating who was paying the bill. Mr Crowley claims his thinktank is not connected to the Conservative Party, but the advert made specific claims about Labour tax policy before the Labour Party had even published their tax plans.

In September Facebook removed an advertisement paid for by the Conservative Party. The ad carried a headline purporting to be a BBC headline reporting a “£14 billion pound cash boost for schools”. However the actual story it linked to on the BBC website quoted the figure as £7.1billion.

Facebook removed the paid for post on the basis that its advertising platform had been misused. Further controversy raged around the integrity of the Conservative electoral campaign on Social Media when a video of Keir Starmer was edited in such a way as to make him appear to be confused or hesitant in answering a question when the full footage clearly shows this not to be the reality of the interview.

Prominent Tory politicians shared this edited video put out by the political party on twitter. Conservative MP Johnny Mercer even tweeted later that it was doctored and claimed he would remove his original tweet although at the time of writing the Cheshire Patriot has found Mr, Mercer’s original tweet sharing the misleading video clip is still on the platform.