Billionaire mining magnate and political pest Clive Palmer is outspending every other political party in the country on Facebook ads before the Queensland election, sharing discredited claims about a Labor death tax.
It has ignited a debate on how Facebook should police political ads sharing misleading content.
Mr Palmer, the former federal Member for Fairfax, is running candidates in 50 seats in Queensland’s state election, under the lurid yellow banner of his United Australia Party.
However, the UAP is not expected to win a seat.
Instead, Mr Palmer’s presence is seen as a ‘spoiler’, an excuse for him to launch attacks on the Labor Party to benefit the Liberal…