An influential British MP just savaged Twitter over its ‘completely inadequate’ response to questions about Russian meddling in Brexit

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    A British MP savaged Twitter over its response to questions about Russian meddling in Brexit.

    Twitter said only one Russian account spent money on EU referendum-related posts on the platform last year. ”

An influential British MP has slammed Twitter for its “completely inadequate” response to questions about Russian meddling in the EU referendum last year.

Damian Collins, chair of the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee, is leading an inquiry into fake news and has called on Twitter, Facebook, and Google to disclose the activity of Russian actors on their platforms during Brexit. 99 on six referendum-related Twitter ads during that period, all promoting the broadcaster’s coverage of the vote, which took place in June last year. Twitter also shared this information with the Electoral Commission, which is investigating the issue in parallel with the DCMSC.

But Collins was not satisfied by the reply, given the evidence of systematic Russian interference on Twitter.

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