Flemish far-right party Vlaams Belang spent over €100,000 in May on Facebook advertising, according to a report by the Facebook Ad Library.
The party spent €107,347 on 102 advertisements between 2 and 31 May. An additional €18,795 went to 33 ads for Vlaams Belang President Tom Van Grieken and €4,136 was spent on 16 ads for MEP Tom Vandendriessche. Finally, the party spent €3,981 on six ads for Vlaams Belang Brussel and €3,352 on three ads for a francophone Vlaams Belang Facebook page.
The far-right party was ahead of right-wing N-VA and workers’ party PTB-PVDA in Facebook advertising spending.
N-VA spent €37,836 on 72 advertisements, in addition to four ads for President Bart De Wever (€4,701), two for Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon (€3,374) and six for Federal MP Theo Francken (€2,123).
The bilingual PTB-PVDA spent over €50,000, consisting of €24,611 on 71 ads for PVDA, €21,261 for 58 ads for President Peter Mertens, €8,029 for 47 ads for PTB, and €4,862 for 32 ads for the party’s student movement page, Comac étudiants.
Flemish Socialist Party leader Conner Rousseau also spent €29,774 for 189 advertisements, and the francophone Liberal Party’s Georges-Louis Bouchez spent €10,656 on 44 advertisements.
The Brussels Times