Russian Trolls Used Islamophobia To Whip Up Support For Brexit - 2018-11-01

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F46.png Russian Trolls Used Islamophobia To Whip Up Support For Brexit November 1, 2018, Emma Woollacott, Forbes

Russian trolls have been focusing on stoking up anti-Islam sentiment in the UK, a study of nine million tweets has revealed.

Data released today by the Demos think tank showed that Russia's notorious Internet Research Agency (IRA) has generated far more tweets about Islam in the last couple of years than it has on more direct pro-Brexit propaganda.

The most widely-followed and visible troll account, @TEN_GOP, shared 109 Tweets related to the UK in the run-up to the vote, of which 60% were related to Islam.

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