The Computational Propaganda Project

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

‘Little evidence’ Russia influenced Brexit vote through social media, study finds

The project’s latest memo on Brexit was covered by Yahoo News.

The Oxford Internet Institute, part of Oxford university, says that, despite the Kremlin exploiting Twitter and Facebook during the 2016 US election, it is not clear it meddled in the EU Referendum.

MPs asked social media companies for details after suspicions were raised that Russia moved to influence a Leave vote in attempt to destabilise Europe.

But, the study, which examined nearly 3,000 Twitter accounts previously linked to Russia, found little evidence of interference.

Read the full article here.

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ComProp • 19th December 2017

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