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VIDEO: Who's Behind Those #SquirrelTruth Ads We Keep Seeing?

You've seen them during your commute. These CTA ads draw your eye, even though they look like they might be any other respectable train ad, like the ones for medical testing trials or recruitment ads for broadcasting schools. You can tell there's something different about them.

There's that hashtag, for starters: What is #SquirrelTruth?

We spoke to comedian Ben Larrison to get the scoop. He's the person behind the campaign, which was funded by a successful Kickstarter this past fall. You may also know him from @ChicagoVentra on Twitter, the parody account for Ventra that made the rounds during the new payment system's implementation in 2013. 

Check out our video interview with Ben below.


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