14 thoughts on “Russian Media Interfered In The UK’s Brexit Referendum, New Report Claims

  1. Rodot February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Didn’t we already know this?

  2. elboydo February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I’m pretty certain everybody tried to interfere in it, it wasn’t exactly an internally contained problem.

    But right now, closing our ears and crying “Russia did it” is the same bullshit that we saw where you had people saying all leave voters are racists / bigots, ironically quite a few of the more vocal ones for branding leave voters as bigots are also vocal Corbyn supporters (Corbyn has been against the EU since before it was even a thing).

    There existed some very real issues that leave voters cared about, some were fed by complete bullshit from mugs like Farage, yet the counter arguments given by remain failed to realize that there is a difference in stating the facts and presenting the facts for your audience.

    OF course now the vote for brexit will be different, and by all means I support what farage said about how a narrow win will see us needing a second referendum, of course he ditched that talk once his side won.

    But for Brexit: Ranting about Russia doing it does fuck all, well perhaps it will keep people focused on Russia and allow them to sleepwalk into a brexit that is being driven by one of the most incompetent governments that modern England has ever had.

    quite frankly, I don’t give a shit what countries influences it, or did this or that. I care about how the Tories only put on Brexit as a show of force, lost, then did the same with an election to gain more power and fucked that up too.

    Their brexit plan is about as clean and straight forward as my shit the day after a dodgy kebab and night down the pub.

    I get that russia may be seen as a threat, but right now the May government is the biggest threat to the UK for the immediate future.

  3. michwill February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    So, all the bad things happen because of Russia. I get it

  4. maya5634 February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Recently, The Guardian talked about a report prepared by the US Senate. This report discussed in detail Russia’s attempts to influence British democracy and the potential vulnerability of parts of the UK political system to anti-democratic meddling during the EU referendum.

    The report pointed to the vast flow of Russian money into the UK, including the London property market. It records how the Metropolitan police noted that a total value of £180m in properties in the UK had been put under investigation as possibly purchased with corrupt proceeds by secretive offshore companies.

  5. afonsoeans February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    For decades Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids have *inform* the British public about all the EU’s evils. Given that he isn’t British, I call this a true media meddling.

  6. pangloss69 February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Of course they did… No we can just impeach trump and cancel brexit bcz Russia .

    I don’t like Putin or trump or the guys that pushed brexit, but come on, this russia blaming is like the lamest and laziest attempt to manipulate public opinion.

  7. TheErrMasterKush February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    “People can’t have a different opinion to me, so it must be Russia”

    The sad thing is, this post is going to be heavily upvoted because of “Muh Russia” and the Anti-Trump and Anti-Brexit echo chamber that this website has become.

  8. I_Am_Legacy February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Oh! I lost my contact lens… Russia did it!

    Man this constant Russia narrative is getting old now. Donald won because he simply was more popular with the Americans, Brexit happend because people are tired of the EU dictatorship.

    Get over it.

  9. Official_That_Guy February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    It feels like Russians are getting blamed for every fuck up happened in the western countries.

  10. That1guy1981 February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    As a U.S. Citizen concerned about vote integrity here in the U.S.

    I think we can make voting a lot more secure.

    We can have fast secure and easy to use, if we combine paper ballot integrity with multiple machine integrety checks. it could go something like this.

    You use a machine and select your vote, it prints a human readable ballot with bar codes as well. You write on the ballot “I am a (insert country) Citizen who is elegible to vote” on the ballot in one of the many pens provided. Each ballot is sequentially numbered and time stamped by the machines, along with a code that identifies that individual machine.

    One company makes the machines that prints them, two other companies makes the machines that count them. In addition they confirm the sequential numbering and the time stamps. Both sets of machines are required to match.

    Video cameras record the counting and the certifying of the votes.

    The machines aren’t network so they cant be remotely hacked.

    The ballots have timestamps so the machines cant be pre-loaded with votes.

    The ballots are sequentially numbered so someone cant print a bunch of fakes.

    The requirement to write a fairly long sentence, makes it much longer to fake a ballot.

    Each machine can print a summary ballot of all time stamps and all votes that machine made, thus able to compare the total receipt vs the invididual ballots.

    2 Separate counting machines made by different groups aren’t networked, so they cant be remotely hacked.

  11. 6offender February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Why the fuck does everybody think that fucking RT has some sort of obligation to be 100% objective and unbiased source of information??? I don’t know much about UK, but in US you have some media outlets that wanted us to believe that Obama was working hard with ISIS to establish Sharia law in US, and other outlets that claim that Trump wants to exterminate blacks and women. And any of those outlets have infinitely more viewers than RT. So gives a shit about what RT has to say??? What am I missing here?

  12. reallypathetic1 February 13, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    How shocking. Now imagine i’m giving you the stare, aaand, we’re set.

    What should be done is a very simple and very effective internet based denial from all over the planet. Putin’s getting entirely far too comfortable for his age, i hear death is seeking him.

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