A Street Artist “Improved” Facebook’s Billboards In London – Design You Trust

A Street Artist “Improved” Facebook’s Billboards In London

Ilya Varlamov

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has worked hard (and spent a lot) trying to fix its image with digital, social, but also OOH ads. In London, a street artist thought he could make them more “honest.”

A mystery street artist has tampered with billboards across London to share some interesting messages about fake news. Photos circulating online show the bus shelters parodying a series of Facebook advertisements. Messages like ‘fake news is not our friend, it’s a great revenue source’ are trying to dupe commuters into believing they’re actually from the social media giant.

A Twitter account called Protest Stencil shared photos of the ads and said they are ‘really getting around’.

“Fake news is not our friend, it’s a great revenue source.”

“Data misuse is not our friend, it’s our business model.”

While we don’t have to agree with the “improved” message, it certainly shows that for many users, trust is simply not there anymore.

More: Twitter h/t: metro, wersm

Protest Pencil

Protest Pencil

Protest Pencil

Protest Pencil

Protest Pencil

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Uncanny Eye Illustrations from Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia, 1583
How Much Energy You Need To Burn Off 8 Junk Foods
Artist Imagines Spilled Coffee As Monsters
Vintage Photographs Document the Defiant Street Styles Of Swiss Rebel Youth From The Late 1950s Through The '60s
Lithuanian Artists Creates A Tiny Urban Project With City Signs
Mullet: The Badass Hairstyle Of The 1970s, 1980s And Early 1990s
Ukrainian Warrior Cats by Julia Pod
The Giant Polar Bear Puppet Installed Outside The Shell Building In London
Amazing ‘Before’ And ‘After’ Photos: Make-Up Artist Transforms A Face Without The Use Of Photoshop
Stunning Dark And Relevant Charcoal Drawings By Trevor Guthrie
John Ching's Tropical Chimeras
This Artist Creates Thought-Provoking Illustrations About Modern Day Issues
Human-Like Wild Animals
Taking Pictures at IKEA is the Solution to All Your Tindr Needs
The Funniest Protest Signs From Trump’s Visit To The UK
Pugs, Star Wars, and The Troubles of Life: Graham Annable's Nicest Pictures
We Can’t Stop Looking At These Drawings By Artists Reimagining Their Art As Famous Cartoons
With No Photoshop: These Creative Vintage Collages From An American Artist Are So Exciting
"In Final Diaboli": Fantastic 3D Occult Hyperreal Sculpting by Archangel
Artist Jason McKean
Detailed 3D Illustrations Of Anatomically Correct Cartoon Character Skulls Labeled As Scientific Specimens
A Mix Between Nature, Fantasy, Beauty and Pain in Beautiful Artworks of Alanna Vanacore
Artist Draws Disney Heroines Kissing their Fathers
Here Are Bizarre Emojis That You're Going To Want In Your Life Right Now