Facebook takes down Huawei adverts criticising US spy claims

Facebook said the pages were not authorised to run political adverts Credit: AFP

Facebook has blocked Huawei from running adverts lobbying against the US, under rules that ban foreign entities from buying political adverts.

The social network recently removed several adverts purchased by the Chinese telecoms giant because they broke its transparency rules, according to a Facebook archive of adverts.

Huawei is in the middle of a political firestorm over allegations that Beijing could use its equipment to spy on people, has embarked on a marketing blitz in recent weeks in an attempt to counter US manoeuvres against it.

The White House has introduced sanctions on Huawei that have banned companies including Google and Intel from working with it, and has urged allies not to use...

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