Flanders & Swann: omitted, as too many, and mostly connected with stage musicals.
At least one of the targeted Facebook adverts bought by Russians during the 2016 presidential election campaign attacked the Black Lives Matter movement and specifically targeted areas where riots had taken place.
Earlier this month Facebook admitted it probably had sold $100,000 (£74,000) worth of adverts to fake accounts operated from Russia.
Former CIA officer and security analyst Steve Hall told CNN: “This is consistent with the overall goal of creating discord inside the body politic here in the United States, and really across the West.
“It shows they the level of sophistication of their targeting.
The death of 18-year-old of Michael Brown, who was shot by former police officer Darren Wilson, prompted a widescale protest which germinated into the Black Lives Matter movement – a national organisation dedicated to fighting for better treatment of African-Americans in the US justice system.
The adverts were presented as Facebook posts which appeared to support the movement but in a way that implied the group was a potential threat to residents in Baltimore and Ferguson, CNN reported.They are able to sow discord in a very granular nature, target certain communities and link them up with certain issues.” The adverts were purchased through Facebook’s self-service ad model, which allows buyers to target their ad to a specific area or a specific demographic.Senator Mark Warner, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said this week that the aim of the adverts “was to sow chaos”.“I’d like them to amend the wording and pledge not to use such harmful language in the future.” Black saw the advert when she was walking through Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds.She decided to launch the petition along with fellow students Gabriella Kountourides and Laura Ferris.The adverts are on display in the company's UK stores, as well as on its main US website, and use a play on words to suggest that the bra – named ‘Body’ – is perfect. “I think it’s pretty obvious that they were trying to portray the message that these women have the perfect body.” Recent advertising campaigns in Britain have fought back against body shaming, including the Coppafeel campaign, which showed images of real women's boobs outside Westfield Shopping Centres las6t month.