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Conservative Party on top for Facebook advertising spend 

The party used the platform to target older voters with simple messaging about Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn. The Conservative Party spent more than any other party on Facebook and Instagram adverts in the run-up to last week’s General Election, analysis by the PA news agency has found.


Labour vows to review the UK’s cyber security defences 

The Labour Party has vowed to overhaul the country’s cybersecurity with the creation of a co-ordinating minister and a review of the National Cyber Security Centre’s role. The party’s manifesto also commits to introducing a Charter of Digital Rights to protect children online. In its 2019 manifesto, the party warned that services such as the NHS, nuclear facilities, transport systems and communications networks are vulnerable to cyberattacks as we become more dependent on digital technology.


What caused the Labour Party cyber attack?

The Labour Party has said it experienced a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms, which was later revealed to be a DDoS attack.

A Labour source confirmed that the attack was DDoS in nature, meaning that the perpetrator attempted to cause its digital platforms to crash by flooding them with so much traffic from various sources that services struggle to load properly.