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Sky News: Russia has made its “small” contribution to the Brexit vote

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Sky News journalists said that Russia had attempted to influence the results of the UK’s exit from the EU, although, according to their calculations, only 22 were related to 400 from millions of messages made from “Russian accounts”. The material presented by the journalist of the TV channel Tom Cheshire leads InoTV.




Tom Cheshire: “This is how data on Russian intervention in the British elections is processed.”

The first post on Twitter: “The EU imports millions of savages to replace the Europeans. Do not allow this in the UK! # Vote for the exit!

The second message on Twitter: “All Muslims in the UK pray to # stay (in the EU). "The exit will be a disaster for them."

Tom Cheshire: “These messages were sent from fake Russian Internet accounts; their goal was to influence the outcome of the EU referendum. This was first discovered by Sky News. All these messages sent 20 users who seemed to be ordinary people.

However, in reality, these accounts were created by the Russian propaganda unit in St. Petersburg. So what have they achieved? To get an answer to this question, we have joined forces with this researcher. ”

Yin Yin Lu, a researcher from the Oxford Internet Institute: “400 of Twitter messages from 22 millions is a very, very small fraction, which makes the expression“ Russian influence ”, so to speak, a bit exaggerated.”

Tom Cheshire: “But it’s still Russian fake accounts that tried to interfere in the referendum on leaving the EU?”

Yin Yin Lu: "And there is".

Tom Cheshire: "Do they work together?"

Yin Yin Lu: “Yes, 2700 accounts that Twitter identified as Russian are involved here. They use far more names than they tweet; they also link to other accounts, including each other. They are subscribed to each other and spread much more visual content than regular users - we are talking about attracting the attention of pictures and videos. ”

Tom Cheshire: "So that people read them."

Yin Yin Lu: "Yes, precisely in order to read them."

Tom Cheshire: “One particularly popular account, which at first glance is from Tennessee, was actively interested in British politics.

Those shadow operations have since become even more vague, since so many Twitter and Facebook posts have been removed. It is difficult to understand exactly what happened, but journalists and researchers, both from Oxford and from all over the world, are trying to find out.
About these accounts on Twitter became known only through an investigation into Russian intervention in the United States. Here we do not have such a clear picture of Russian intervention in the referendum on leaving the EU or in the last general election. However, now the investigation is proceeding along three different lines - the Office of the Commissariat for Information, the parliamentary committee and the election commission.

So this is a fake Russian account that pretends to be from Texas, but he also writes about European politics. Does this surprise you? ”

Damien Collins, Member of the British Parliament: “Shocking, but not surprising. Now we see more clearly a picture of the Russian involvement in politics of other countries, including the UK. This also applies to the Brexit referendum. And what we need from companies is real data. ”

Tom Cheshire: “Twitter told us the following:“ Twitter recognizes that the cleanliness of the electoral process is an essential element of a healthy democracy. Therefore, we continue to support official investigations by government structures about interfering with elections if necessary. ”

The Russian embassy responded to us like this: "These allegations are not new, but basically all of them are based on irresponsible and unsubstantiated accusations against Russia."

Both Internet companies and Russia benefit from having as little information as possible in open access. However, fragment by fragment, this case is clarified. ”
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  1. Sergey53
    Sergey53 16 November 2017 14: 32
    +3
    It is unclear how we helped this. But if they think so, it’s nice.
    1. Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 16 November 2017 14: 37
      0
      This fake is designed exclusively for domestic consumption ...
      1. The black
        The black 16 November 2017 14: 56
        +5
        400 messages? .... yes for such work it is necessary to tear off the heads of hackers ... let everything go by chance, hoped for the Russian "maybe" .... almost failed the task wassat
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 16 November 2017 14: 38
      +5
      But I don’t understand why our press is so focused on this. They didn’t do it, it’s not reflected in our well-being. But real problems, such as being silent and writing about it, are extremely few.
      1. Sergey53
        Sergey53 16 November 2017 16: 22
        0
        And how to divert our attention? Not to write about raising pensions and salaries?
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 16 November 2017 20: 36
        0
        Quote: Svarog
        But I don’t understand why our press is so focused on this.

        "Focuses attention", this is when one "message" is chewed by everyone for a long time. For example, "Russian intervention in the US election," or "Assad must leave." And this, so-so, is just news to know what they breathe in the world. Otherwise, why then do we need news at all?
    3. pjastolov
      pjastolov 16 November 2017 14: 48
      +2
      Quote: Sergey53
      It is unclear how we helped this. But if they think so, it’s nice.

      Russian hackers, together with the bots, decided the fate of Brexit, this is worthy of respect - there were only
      only 400
      laughing
      1. Alex_59
        Alex_59 16 November 2017 15: 04
        +2
        Quote: pjastolov
        Russian hackers, together with the bots, decided the fate of Brexit, this is worthy of respect - there were only
        only 400

        Just right to shoot "400 St. Petersburg". Action film. laughing
        1. pjastolov
          pjastolov 16 November 2017 15: 06
          +2
          Quote: Alex_59
          Action film.

          and the plot of 300 Spartans, only they will now be hackers laughing
      2. CARLSON
        CARLSON 16 November 2017 15: 06
        +1
        You can make a direct movie in Hollywood, "400 BOTS: Mission Doable"
        1. pjastolov
          pjastolov 16 November 2017 15: 08
          +2
          Quote: CARLSON
          You can make a direct movie in Hollywood, "400 BOTS: Mission Doable"

          same good name
    4. The black
      The black 16 November 2017 14: 55
      0
      Quote: Sergey53
      It is unclear how we helped this. But if they think so, it’s nice.

      The civilized world said "they helped", then they helped laughing and do not dare to think otherwise - otherwise you are an agent of the Kremlin ... laughing
    5. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 16 November 2017 15: 01
      +3
      Quote: Sergey53
      But if they think so, it’s nice.

      Everything is simple ...
      Sky News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today are side-by-side on the list of TV channels on Aglitz TV. Banal nonsense in the struggle for rating.
      And this is especially noticeable when you compare news that cover multidirectional Sky News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today. laughing
      1. pjastolov
        pjastolov 16 November 2017 15: 18
        +3
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        Sky News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today are side-by-side on the list of TV channels on Aglitz TV. Banal nonsense in the struggle for rating.

        this is their profession
    6. siberalt
      siberalt 16 November 2017 15: 16
      0
      Let the whole world tremble! Russia went out to make history. wassat
    7. Slovak
      Slovak 16 November 2017 21: 29
      0
      So 800 messages from Russian accounts, and a revolution in Britain?
  2. Alex_59
    Alex_59 16 November 2017 14: 36
    +4
    400 of 22 millions? Those. 0,0018 percent?
    1. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 16 November 2017 14: 42
      +4
      400 posts out of 22 million. Russians can convince!
      1. jjj
        jjj 16 November 2017 17: 31
        +1
        They consider Russian everything in Cyrillic. Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Serbia, Bulgaria ...
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 16 November 2017 14: 38
    +4
    Yes!!! We are omnipotent !!!! wassat laughing
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 16 November 2017 15: 14
      +5
      Quote: Observer2014
      Yes!!! We are omnipotent !!!! wassat laughing

      and ubiquitous laughing
  4. rruvim
    rruvim 16 November 2017 14: 52
    +1
    What can our youth not write in English? Why not 40? Why did I buy netbooks for my children ??? and hired English teachers? Disgraced !!! angry
  5. Shaitan_by
    Shaitan_by 16 November 2017 15: 12
    +1
    400 messages to 65 million islanders .... This is cooler than 300 Spartans against 200 thousand Persians.
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 16 November 2017 15: 17
    +5
    Another nonsense of some kind, not worth any attention.
  7. Berkut24
    Berkut24 16 November 2017 15: 36
    +1
    In general, the Britons made a mistake with Braxit’s calculations and instead of a big profit, a problem looms ... now they are looking for the guilty that "Britain is not the EU." Well, who is to blame for all the troubles around the world? Of course, Putin again.
  8. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 16 November 2017 17: 04
    0
    gentlemen !!! please tell me what events on the planet Earth Russia is not involved. write on twitter lol take communion sad
  9. gurza2007
    gurza2007 16 November 2017 20: 27
    0
    In this case, having studied the opinion of experts)))) on Twitter, I will return to it again, although after that I left it, and moreover in a rather categorical form, and reasonably (it blocked the possibility of posts from RT and satellite in short !!!!) :
    It just became interesting ....)))

    https://twitter.com/gurza2007/status/930767803635
    961857

    I personally have to leave Twitter, due to, as I believe, his political decision, in connection with which I also consider for myself that the process of freedom of speech on the site is violated - in the interests of a pro-Western ideology !!!:

    https://t.co/EO4Vml8HFX
  10. sir_obs
    sir_obs 16 November 2017 22: 13
    0
    It's time to shoot a movie on this topic, but rather serialization. 400 nerds, or something like that.