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Old 25.08.2017, 19:05
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

A follow-up to this, again from the Brexitballs Facebook page:

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"What many suspected all along.

Leave.EU, with the possible alleged help and/or funding of the Russian state/connected oligarchs, astroturfed social media with paid shill accounts and bots to move public opinion.

Andy Wigmore is co-director of Leave.EU.

He was confronted by researchers and a Guardian journalist about the connections between his organisation and what appear to be Russian paid trolls advocating Brexit.

If this isn't a debasing and hijacking of democracy I don't know what is.

Twitter screenshot"
The @DavidJo… Twitter account Andy Wigmore also replies to in the Twitter screenshot is the one that's the subject of the "Anatomy of a troll" link above.

More discussion about this on Guardian/Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr's Twitter account.
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