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British MPs Found No Evidence Of Russian Interference In The Brexit Referendum

British MPs Found No Evidence Of Russian Interference In The Brexit Referendum

A Committee of the British Parliament found no evidence that Russia tried to influence the outcome of the referendum on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), which took place in June 2016, according to the report published on Tuesday by the Committee on the activities of the intelligence and security services of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

"There were widespread claims that Russia sought to influence voters in the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the EU: research indicated a preponderance of Pro-Brexit stories or anti-European stories about [reports] RT and Sputnik, as well as the use of "bots" and "trolls" as evidence. The real impact of such attempts on the result itself will be difficult, if not impossible, to prove, " the Committee said in a statement. At the same time, the report criticizes the government, which "belatedly realized the existence of the threat."

Moscow has consistently stated that it does not try to interfere in political processes in other countries.

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