On Monday, the Blackpool Gazette ran a front page ad for the Conservatives that read: "On Thursday: Vote to get Brexit right."
But directly above the advert it also ran a teaser to a special report with the headline: "Poverty-hit families are forced to rely on food bank handouts."
Alongside this headline, it also ran a picture of the page that lay behind the advert, which carries the words "No end in sight," teasing additional coverage of the issue on pages 3, 8, and 9.
Many people think this was a deliberate attempt by the paper to troll the Tories, who have been buying up front-page advertising space in local papers since the beginning of the campaign.
The front page was first tweeted by journalist Gareth Davies.
It led to some people describing the placement as "next level trolling".
Some people on Twitter suggested their own local papers should follow suit.
Former Labour deputy prime minister John Prescott was among those praising the Gazette.
And the newspaper was congratulated for "standing up beautifully for its readers".
The Gazette's article says a local charity is now feeding 1,000 people every week, as families rely on food handouts amid government benefit sanctions and cuts.
When asked by BuzzFeed News whether the front page placement had been a deliberate attempt to troll the Tories, deputy editor Andy Sykes said: "You can make up your own mind as to how that was done, but we're not going to make a comment."
Hannah Al-Othman is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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