Twitter accounts based in Russia posted 45,000 tweets about Brexit within the space of 48 hours during last year's referendum on EU membership, an investigation commissioned by The Times has found.
Dominic Raab defends rebranding account during debate and adds: ‘no one gives a toss’.
'We have no objections': Security officials say secret Russia report being blocked by Boris Johnson government can be published immediately 05/11/2019
'We are as much spectators in this as you are,' security source tells The Independent, as government blocks publication of documents until after election.
Twitter is to ban all political advertising on its site claiming the influence of such a message should be "earned, not bought".
George Osborne also waded into the row after his newspaper, the Evening Standard, ran a story accusing the Tories of misleading the public.
In August 2018, Spanish authorities uncovered a plot by anti-Brexit campaigners to assassinate leading Brexiteer and now favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson. Or did they?
Less than two weeks before pivotal elections for the European Parliament, a constellation of websites and social media accounts linked to Russia or far-right groups is spreading disinformation, encouraging discord and amplifying distrust in the centrist parties that have governed for decades.
Hate-filled platform has no restrictions on antisemitic, misogynist or racist content. / Leading figures on the far right, including Ukip candidates in the upcoming European elections, are encouraging their followers to join a new hate-filled social media platform. The network, called Gab, has no restrictions on antisemitic, misogynist or racist content, and has been used to promote terrorism.
Foreign Twitter accounts have recently tried to influence the debate around Brexit, with pro-Leave tweets receiving the most support, researchers say.
UK political system vulnerable to anti-democratic meddling via social media and ‘possibly illicit’ campaign funding, report says.
MPs’ frustrations grow as new evidence in America reopens the issue of Kremlin influence.
People and Power investigates the curious questions about the referendum. Was the original vote to leave the EU tainted?
Russian trolls sent thousands of pro-Leave messages on day of Brexit referendum, Twitter data reveals 17/10/2018
An army of Russian trolls sent thousands of messages with the hashtag #ReasonsToLeaveEU on the day of Britain's referendum on membership of the EU, according to new data released by Twitter.
More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, ...