Facebook Report HUMILIATES Remoaners: Brexiteers Didn’t Have “Russian Troll Army” Helping Campaign
A Facebook investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 EU referendum has shown that a grand total of $0.97 (£0.72) was spent by Russia on Facebook adverting during the referendum (no, you didn’t read that wrong).
Damian Collins MP, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee in the House of Commons said that Facebook’s report did not answer the questions which he had posed to Mark Zuckerberg.
He said: “Facebook conducted its own research to identify tens of thousands of fake pages and accounts that were active during the French presidential election,” Collins said. “They should do the same looking back at the EU referendum and not just rely on external sources referring evidence of suspicious activity back to them.”
Facebook’s research has proven that despite constant remoaning, the EU referendum was not corrupted by the Russians and was indeed a fair vote with a valid result.
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The research was revealed to the Electoral Commission on Wednesday as part of their investigation into into foreign intervention in the EU referendum last year.
Rather interestingly, Facebook revealed that a total of 200 people were reached by the so-called “Russian Troll Army”, further proving that no such thing ever existed.
In Facebook’s letter to the Electoral Commission, which was seen by a well-known newspaper, the social media network said: “We have determined that these accounts associated with the IRA [Russian agency said to be “troll army”] spent a small amount of money ($0.97) on advertisements that delivered to UK audiences during that time. This amount resulted in three advertisements (each of which were also targeted to US audiences and concerned immigration, not the EU referendum) delivering approximately 200 impressions to UK viewers over four days in May 2016.”
In addition to this, Google and Twitter were asked to submit evidence as to how their platforms were used to influence the referendum by Russia. Google responded and said that they had not found even a single Russian user who was impacting the election, while Twitter said just one Russian user was promoting material relating to the referendum, and this was a news organisation which has since been banned from promoting content.