Facebook: No Evidence Pointing to Russian Brexit Interference

Last Wednesday, Facebook’s UK policy director Simon Milner told the House of Commons Committee on Digital, Culture Media and Sport that they have found no new evidence on Russia’s use of social media to disrupt Brexit.

Milner said that they reviewed both Facebook accounts and activities of thousands of advertisers during the period leading up to the June referendum, which was the same methodology used in identifying the social media activity of the Russian propaganda group that disrupted the 2016 US presidential elections.

However, in contrast with the results of the inquiries into Russia’s involvement in US politics, the investigation into the Brexit matter was largely unproductive and they had found no other Russian-linked accounts or pages serving ads to the UK public on the EU Referendum during the relevant period.

Source: Reuters

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