Facebook and Twitter to give details of Russian-backed Brexit posts


Facebook and Twitter have advised Damian Collins, the chair of the UK Parliament's digital, culture, media, and sport committee, that the companies will hand over some information relating to the rearch of Russia-backed posts during the EU referendum. Facebook has already given the US Senate similar information about Russia-backed posts during the 2016 presidential election; this information showed that campaign ads and fake news generated by the Internet Research Agency troll factory in St Petersburg reached about 126 million people. Facebook has acknowledged there may have been others also operating. Authorities in France and Germany also believe their elections were targeted for disruption.


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