Brexit: 'No evidence' that Russian Federation used YouTube to influence referendum

YouTube found NO evidence Russia posted fake news to interfere in the Brexit referendum, MPs are told

YouTube found NO evidence Russia posted fake news to interfere in the Brexit referendum, MPs are told

Twitter found 49 accounts in total which were linked to the St Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency.

"These accounts collectively posted 942 tweets, representing less than 0.02% of the total tweets posted about the referendum during the campaign".

Twitter said they discovered the accounts as they probed claims Moscow tried to interfere with the historic referendum in the UK.

YouTube found no evidence of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum, a British parliamentary committee inquiry into fake news has heard.

Today's evidence is a full proceeding of parliament, protected by privilege and part of the official record.

The Commons Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee travelled to the US to take evidence from a string of social media companies into their probe into fake news

He released the figures during testimony to the digital, culture, media and sport committee's fake news inquiry, which went to Washington DC to take evidence from USA web companies.

"We can now update the committee that our broader investigation identified a very small number of suspected Internet Research Agency-linked Twitter accounts", Pickles told the Commons select committee hearing in Washington, DC.

At the Commons select committee's hearing in Washington on Thursday, YouTube's Juniper Downs said there was "no interference" from Russian Federation around Brexit, but committed to look again.

Last year, Damian Collins, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, had written to Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, after suspicions that Russian "actors" used the platform to interfere in British politics.

The investigation into Russian meddling has produced no substantial results so far. We have conducted a thorough investigation around the Brexit referendum and found no evidence of interference.


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