Documents show UAE paid $333,000 to US social media firm for anti-Qatar news

Documents show UAE paid $333,000 to US social media firm for anti-Qatar news

QLNews
By QLNews

It seems the UAE will stop at nothing to slander and shame Qatar with false news and other unethical practices.

Just a day after reports that the UAE had removed Qatar from a world map at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, it has come to light that the country paid a US social media marketing company thousands of Dollars to spread false/negative information about Qatar.

SCL Social Limited, the data firm who worked on Donald Trump's US Presidential election campaign, recently filed paperwork showing it had helped spread negative information about Qatar, NBC News reported.

SCL Social Limited filed documents with the US Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit disclosing $333,000 in payments by the UAE for a 2017 social media campaign linking the Qataris to terrorism, reported Gulf Times.

The flood of new filings provides a small window into the long-opaque industry of foreign lobbying in Washington in which money is spent by foreign governments to sway the opinions of the American public and US officials, most often against their adversaries, reported The Peninsula.

Media reports indicate the contract included the creation of advertisements for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other sites. SCL Ltd. had broadcast negative announcements about Qatar during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017, reported Qatar Tribune.

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