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'Russian fake Twitter posts targeted Brexit vote'

'Russian fake Twitter posts targeted Brexit vote'

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Fake Twitter accounts created by a Russian propaganda unit made a determined, co-ordinated attempt to interfere during the EU referendum, Sky News can reveal.A detailed analysis of Twitter accounts identified by the US senate as being linked to the Kremlin shows this activity before, during and after the Brexit vote in 2016.However, although co-ordinated, Russian activity appears to be at a much lower level than in the US presidential elections.The analysis was carried out by Yin Yin Lu, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute.Ms Lu cross-referenced a pre-existing database of 22.6 million tweets she created last year with the 2,752 accounts identified as creations of the Russian Internet Research Agency by the US senate.She found 416 tweets from the Russian usernames from March to Ju...