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Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Yesterday its UK policy director Simon Milner wrote to a parliamentary committee that’s been conducting a wide-ranging enquiry into fake news — and whose chair has been witheringly critical of Facebook and ...

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Russian Embassy ridicules Facebook’s reopening of probe into Brexit fake news link

The Russian Embassy to the UK quoted Albert Einstein to mock social media giant Facebook, and their re-investigation into whether Russia used their site to spread fake news during the Brexit referendum. In aid of an Electoral Commission investigation, last month Facebook announced that a meager 70p ($ 0.97) had been spent by a Russian-based company called ‘Internet Research Agency’. ...

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Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Yesterday its UK policy director Simon Milner wrote to a parliamentary committee that’s been conducting a wide-ranging enquiry into fake news — and whose chair has been witheringly critical of Facebook and ...

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EU finally realizing it’s also to blame for Brexit – Senior MEP (VIDEO)

A senior member of the European Parliament says Jean-Claude Juncker concedes that the bloc is also to blame for Brexit. Hans-Olaf Henkel MEP told RT the EU Commission president recognizes that the union “played its part.” During a parliamentary session on Wednesday, Juncker called Brexit a “lose-lose situation,” and even went as far as calling it a “catastrophe.” “When it ...

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‘Our hands remain outstretched’: EU continues to beg Britain to backtrack on Brexit

The choir of EU officials urging Britain to reconsider its decision to leave the bloc is growing. Jean-Claude Juncker added his voice to the crescendo, saying “our hands remain outstretched.” Speaking in the European Parliament on Wednesday, Juncker, president of the European Commission, said: “The UK people, the UK government, may wish to find a different way out.  “We’re very ...

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Labour reports Boris Johnson to statistics watchdog over latest Brexit claim

Labour has complained to the statistics watchdog about Boris Johnson’s claim that even more than £350 million could be clawed back from the EU after Brexit. Johnson is misinforming the public, MP Keir Starmer says. In a letter from Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, written to Statistics Authority chair David Norgrove, Starmer says “the £350m a week claim made by the ‘Leave’ ...

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Bored of Brexit? Eurosceptic Tory MP nods off during crucial debate

Eurosceptic Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne was caught nodding off during a parliamentary debate on Brexit as Ken Clarke expounded on the virtues of the EU. Swayne was seen jolting awake with a sheepish smile. Clarke, a committed Europhile, was speaking during a debate on the government’s flagship Brexit legislation which seeks to transfer EU law onto domestic statute books. ...

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‘Our hearts are still open’: EU Council chief Tusk says UK can still stop Brexit

Britain still has time to “change its mind” and stop Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk has said, tweeting that “our hearts are still open” to “our British friends.” “Unless there is a change of heart among our British friends, #Brexit will become a reality – with all its negative consequences – in March next year,” Tusk wrote. Unless there ...

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Boris Johnson under fire for saying £350m NHS Brexit pledge was ‘underestimated’

Boris Johnson has reignited the row over his controversial claim that Brexit would mean Britain would have £350 million ($ 483 million) extra a week to spend on the NHS by saying the figure was a “gross underestimate.” The foreign secretary has claimed that the UK is already contributing £362 million ($ 500 million) a week to the European Union, ...

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Macron vs May: France to offer UK Brexit olive branch… in exchange for migrants & money

Britain could be backed into a corner and forced to take on more migrants and refugees – while paying millions of pounds to France – as French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to extend his influence in the European Union. Read more The young French leader is rumored to be plotting an offer for UK Prime Minister Theresa May which would ...

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