Twitter found probably associated with the Russian account, touting Brexit

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria social network Twitter on the smartphone screen. Archival photoTwitter found probably associated with the Russian account, touting Brexit© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Company Twitter reported the discovery of a new are probably associated with the Russia account spend to publish six advertising segments during the vote for Brexit in 2016, a little more than 1 thousand dollars, a company statement results in the publication Tech Crunch.

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that Russian companies spent concerning British users in a vote for Brexit advertising on its platform a little less than one dollar.

The statement said Twitter discovered the account published content associated with the referendum from 15 April to 23 June 2016, spending a total of 1,03 thousands of dollars on six campaigns.

In November, 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. The owners of popular social networks has received written requests for relevant information. Facebook and Twitter said then that it would facilitate the investigation.

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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