Facebook and Twitter will help the investigation on «intervention» of Russia in Brexit

© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthФлаги of the European Union and the UK in the background the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London. Archival photoFacebook and Twitter will help the investigation on «intervention» of Russia in Brexit© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth

Companies Facebook and Twitter have agreed to cooperate with the investigation authorities in Britain in connection with the alleged «interference» of Russia in a referendum on Brexit, according to Sky News.

A week ago, the British electoral Commission announced the initiation of an investigation of the sources of financing of the campaign for a British exit from the EU Vote Leave. It is reported that the owners of popular social networks has received written requests for information related to this campaign.

«Currently, we are investigating these issues and plan to share discovered information in the coming weeks,» said Nick Pickles, one of the leaders of Twitter in the UK.

The British representative Facebook Simon Milner also said that his company is committed to working with the electoral Commission to investigate.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the elections in different countries, as press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in the United States, France, Britain and Germany said there was no evidence to support this, no.

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