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README.md

Who Targets Me?

  • A web browser extension that detects advertising, transmits the adverts to a central database and informs the user of the extent they are being targeted by different political entites
  • The project has covered elections in the UK and Germany
  • There is a good chance we will be involved in an election near you, get in touch to see how we can work together
  • Read more about how it works at whotargets.me
  • (This project is not endorsed by Facebook or any political party. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness of the use of targeted political advertising in UK elections.)

Dev

  • $ npm run dev-frontend creates a hot reloading server at localhost:3000. Use dev.html to help you develop to the chrome popup size.
  • $ npm run dev-daemon builds the daemon and watches for changes
  • Things to bear in mind
    • chrome.storage is not available outside of extensions API, so we polyfilled it to localStorage to assist when developing the frontend. The polyfill is a fork of chrome-storage-promises

Build & Deploy

  • npm run build-chrome
  • npm run build-firefox
  • Zip up and upload the correct folder in /build to the extension store

Copyright Who Targets Me? Limited 2017 All Rights Reserved

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A browser extension that uncovers which advertisers on social media are targeting which demographics

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