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Facebook did not find evidence of Russia’s intervention in Brexit

The company conducted two data checks.

Facebook Vice President and former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that “there is absolutely no evidence” that external forces, such as Russia, used the social network to influence the vote on the UK leaving the European Union. This was reported by Reuters.

According to the representative of Facebook, the company twice fully analyzed its data obtained before the referendum in 2016. Facebook did not find any evidence of a “significant” attempt by external forces to influence the outcome of the vote.

We used the same methodology that was used after the FBI documented the intervention of external forces through Facebook in the 2016 US presidential election.

Nick Clegg Facebook Vice President

On January 27, 2018, Twitter also did not find the influence of the “Russian bots” on Brexit. The deputy of the lower house of parliament of Great Britain and the head of the committee on culture, media and sport, Damien Collins, asked to check it out.

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