Russia Uses Twitter Bots to Influence the Brexit Vote Too

http://fortune.com/2017/11/15/russia-twitter-bots-influence-brexit/

 

Yesterday, it came out that Russian bots allegedly used social media to interfere with the 2016 Brexit vote, not only the U.S. Election. When the UK voted to separate from the EU, most were shocked. This may be influenced by the fact that Russia reportedly used Twitter and Facebook to sway voters to say yes. In the days leading up to the vote, over 150,000 Russian Twitter accounts redirected their focus to be on Brexit.

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2 Responses to Russia Uses Twitter Bots to Influence the Brexit Vote Too

  1. It is really interesting to see this story develop, as we learn about all of the unpredictable ways in which people and countries use social media to influence others.

  2. dvandeer says:

    Wow, I had not heard about this until now. This is so interesting and really deserves more media attention. It also brings up a point that there needs to be more security in regards to influence on elections from international groups trying to push their own agenda. I am curious on how internet security will change in the future

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