The Conservative Party has said it is reviewing its Facebook advertising after it was accused of misrepresenting a BBC News story.

An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying “£14 billion pound cash boost for schools”.

But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn.

Fact-checking charity Full Fact said political parties should not “misrepresent the work of independent journalists in this way”.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: “It was not our intention to misrepresent by using this headline copy with the news link, where the BBC’s £7bn figure is clearly displayed, but we are reviewing how our advert headlines match accompanying links.”

Clicking on the advert took readers to the original story on the BBC News website by Sean Coughlan, where it had

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