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Old 03.04.2019, 07:34
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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A plausible scenario, actually. Nobody thought people will vote for Brexit or Trump in that large amounts, so nobody bothered to hack and troll the online platforms. That was (is) the anti-EU crowd and anti-...whatever Trump stands for' specialty.

Brexit and even Trump came as a surprise. I remember reading about people voting for Brexit as an anti-British establishment vote while thinking Brexit will never win. So indeed, trolls, bots and hackers are the other side's modus operandi. Fake news too.
I don't think you can compare Brexit and Trump. Especially in Trump's case there was a choice between 2 not exactly credible candidates.

As for Brexit, keep in mind that propaganda hasn't been invented 3 years ago.
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