Campaigners said the Scotland Office could be using taxpayer funded Facebook ads to “manipulate potential voters for party political purposes.”
Millions of Facebook and Twitter accounts may have been analysed by UK intelligence agencies and personal data shared with foreign governments and corporations, according to privacy campaigners.
Facebook data shows that right wing groups are adept at using anger as a means of outperforming their rivals on the social media platform.
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.
Facebook has banned Glasgow Girl Roza Salih from the social network for posting a photo of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan
The Scottish Government awarded a £36,000 contract to investigate the environmental impact of fracking to a vocal supporter of the technology – and then hastily dropped it under questioning.