Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows
Researchers have found that accounts run away from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons
Concern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it become apparent that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts be deemed to be run away from St Petersburg written berths about Brexit.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh marked 419 details controlling from the Russian Internet Research Agency( IRA) attempting to influence UK politics out of 2,752 histories suspend the application of Twitter in the US.
One of the accounts run from the Kremlin-linked operation attempted to conjure anti-Islamic affection during the Westminster Bridge terror attack in March in a fraudulent pole claiming a Muslim woman rejected victims- a claim that was highlighted by mainstream media shops including Mail Online and the Sun.
For periods after, the tweeter was gleefully sharing press clippings.” Wow … I’m on the Daily Mail front page! Thank you British libs! You’re making me famous ,” he said, referring to an article that appeared on Mail Online and which still bore the tweet at the time of writing.