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Fake: British Authorities Preparing Anti-Terrorist Operation for Brexit

Opponents of Brexit will be forcefully dispersed by Britain’s military and police announced Russia’s Strategic Culture Foundation, a pro-Kremlin research and analysis web site. The publication claims that mass unrest will begin with Brexit and British authorities will use force to disperse street riots. Such protests of disaffected people will grow because of increased crime, food shortages and lack of medical supplies, rising costs of goods and services and road

Facebook, Twitter threatened with sanctions in Britain

By Jamie Dettmer, for VOA Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand over information. Damian Collins, chairman of the Department of Culture,

Facebook Criticized After Finding Little Evidence Of Russian Meddling In Brexit Vote

By RFE/RL A top British lawmaker has accused Facebook of failing to thoroughly investigate whether Russia attempted to influence last year’s vote to leave the European Union after the social media giant said it found only three suspicious advertisements. Damian Collins, chairman of the British Parliament’s culture and media committee, said on December 13 that Facebook limited its investigation to only one source of advertisements: the Internet Research Agency, a

Russian trolls pushed pro-Brexit spin on day of referendum – CNN

By UNIAN A network of Twitter accounts with ties to the Russian government-linked troll army that meddled in U.S. politics posted dozens of pro-Brexit messages on the day of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union in June 2016, a CNN analysis has found. The tweets, which were accompanied by popular referendum-related hashtags, mocked the pro-European Union campaign’s warnings of the consequences of a vote for

RT: Sweden wants out of the EU

Earlier this month the Spanish version of Russia’s international news company RT announced that Sweden, the most attractive country in the world wants out of the EU. RT claims that in a recent poll a majority of Swedes expressed a desire to leave the European Union, however RT fails to mention when the poll was conducted, who organized it and how many people actually participated. In the same story however,

How technology disrupted the truth

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism, Katharine Viner wrote for The Guardian. ne Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. “A

Why Vladimir Putin is cheering Brexit — and why he might soon regret it

There is no doubt that Moscow was hoping for Britain to leave the European Union. Its propaganda channels such as RT eagerly championed the “Leave” case, and following the narrow but clear vote in the UK to leave the EU, Russian newspapers and commentators were jubilant, Mark Galeotti wrote for Vox. It’s not so much Brexit itself that matters to the Kremlin, but rather the hope that this will generate yet

Lobbying for Brexit: How the Kremlin’s media are distorting the UK’s debate

The Kremlin wants Britain to leave the EU. That, at least, is the impression given by the coverage of the so-called “Brexit” debate by the RT television channel and the Sputnik news wire, both of which are funded by the Russian government. In the week that followed the announcement of European Council President Donald Tusk’s proposed deal to keep Britain in the EU, both channels’ reporting betrayed a systematic bias

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