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Facebook removes Paddy Cosgrave's tax campaign page



Facebook has removed the page on its platform for the Irish Tax Agency website from Paddy Cosgrave because of a violation of its identity counterfeiting policy.

The founder of Web Summit, Mr. Cosgrave, revealed Monday that he was involved in running the Irish Tax Agency page, which had anonymously targeted European Facebook users.

In a statement, a Facebook spokeswoman said: "we do not allow pages that are misleading or misleading on Facebook, therefore we have removed the Irish Tax Agency page for violating our policy against identity imitation".

The ads contain the tagline "reduce your taxes on worldwide income to 1 percent". Users are told that "companies have saved billions of taxes by moving to Ireland from EU countries with high taxes".

Initially there was no information online about the organization of the advertisements, neither on the Facebook page nor on the website. A contact number for the press service of the Department of Foreign Affairs was mentioned on the site.

Mr. Cosgrave revealed that he was behind the campaign in a post on his own Facebook page and on the website of the Irish Tax Agency.

The Irish Tax Agency website did not initially provide information about the underlying organization, but was later modified to say that it was & # 39; by Paddy Cosgrave for educational purposes & # 39; was made.

The Irish Tax Agency website did not initially provide information about the underlying organization, but was later modified to say that it was & # 39; by Paddy Cosgrave for educational purposes & # 39; was made.

Mr Cosgrave has strongly criticized the tax practices of the Irish state. In an online video, he claimed the advertisement representing the Irish & # 39; unsustainable tax structure & # 39; wants to emphasize, has reached a million Facebook users.


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