Who Targets Me Austria

The team is pleased to announce our commitment to monitoring digital advertising in Austria, ahead of the legislative election on October 15th. From today, users in Austria, and indeed any other part of the world can download the Chrome extension and contribute to our ever growing database of online advertising. Austria marks the third election […]

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Who Targets Me Deutschland, Updates from Germany

For the past month we’ve been working hard on the German iteration of Who Targets Me. To fill in those of you that are just joining us, we’re a grassroots movement to investigate and produce the first datasets of targeted dark advertising, primarily found on Facebook. This is important because campaigns use this technology (to […]

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With one day left, Facebook campaigning reaches a peak

Constituencies with users: 646 out of 650 Average users per constituency: 16.1 Number of users: 10,441 Just one day of campaigning left, and we’ve cracked the 10,000 user mark. Mid Ulster, Stockton North, Vale of Clwyd and Dudly North are the only constituencies without anyone using WhoTargets.Me. This level of coverage will mean that statistical analysis […]

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WhoTargets.Me Goes Local

Constituencies with users: 626 out of 650 Average users per constituency: 10.1 Number of users: 7070 General election campaigns are local as well as national, and Facebook advertising can be geographically targeted, so it lends itself to local campaigns. We’ve had a very positive response from local newspapers that want to be able to report on social […]

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Latest interviews, user numbers and social media campaign news

Constituencies with users: 619 out of 650 Average users per constituency: 9.3 Number of users: 6,024 First of all – we’ve had a great week in terms of numbers. As I write we’ve just tipped over 6,000 users, about 50% more than last week. There are just a hand full of constituencies with no users as […]

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Working with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and LSE

On Friday we spent the day working with the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. We’re putting in the groundwork make sure the data WhoTargets.Me gathers on Facebook advertising is reliable. Students and staff from LSE worked on ‘coding’ the data – coming up with a robust system for […]

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What does Facebook know about me?

Have you ever wondered what demographics and advertising interests are associated with your Facebook account? Luckily Facebook makes this information available, with preferences to change certain settings from this page.  

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