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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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Researcher finds just 400 tweets from Russia aimed at Brexit vote

The claims around alleged Russian meddling in British politics has been stirred by allegations that fake Twitter accounts attempted to influence the Brexit vote. But while the mere suggestion was enough to make mainstream headlines, little was said about the “infinitesimal” quantity of tweets involved. According to Sky News, fake Twitter accounts created by an outlet known as the Russian ...

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No evidence of Russian interference in Brexit, Theresa May admits in parliament

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 15:06 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 15:17 Theresa May has rejected allegations that Russia interfered in the Brexit referendum. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, she stated: “If they care to look at the speech on Monday, they will see that the examples I gave were not in the UK.” During a speech May gave at ...

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Telegraph accused of ‘bullying’ Tory MPs rebelling against Brexit

The Telegraph is engaging in a “blatant piece of bullying” for publishing the names of Tory Brexit “mutineers,” Conservative MP Anna Soubry says. Brexit Minister Steve Baker added the newspaper is involved in “attempts to divide our party.” In an imposing front page splash on Wednesday, the pro-Remain Telegraph charged 15 Tory MPs, including Soubry, with mutiny over their alleged ...

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Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

Today’s Stories  Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit The Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension Youtube partners with Ticketmaster Youtube also cracks down on extremists  Credits Written by: Sarah BuhrHosted by: Sarah BuhrFilmed by: Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito’s continues his journey out in the Outback this week so you’re with me till Friday. Let’s enjoy this moment together. ...

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which means Russian agents weren’t just using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections ...

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Rees-Mogg resurrects ‘bogus’ claim that Brexit will give hospitals £350mn extra per week

Jacob Rees-Mogg has resuscitated the widely debunked pro-Brexit claim that leaving the EU would deliver an extra £350 million per week to the National Health Service (NHS). The Old Etonian is tipped to become the next Tory leader to succeed Theresa May. In a speech in London offering an alternative budget ahead of actual Budget Day next week, Rees-Mogg said ...

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Major Tory U-turn: Parliament will get binding vote on final Brexit deal after all

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:17 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:31 Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit secretary David Davis has told MPs. The terms of the UK’s exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation. That means MPs ...

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Barnier’s ultimatum: Britain has less than two weeks to give Brexit clarity

Britain has been given a two week deadline to lay out a proper Brexit strategy as the EU again refuses to accept the vague promises and assertions from London. Talks are hanging on a knife edge, as the possibility of a no-deal situation between the EU and the UK looms. It is against this backdrop that Michel Barnier, the EU’s ...

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