‘Fake news’ inquiry asks Facebook to check for Russian influence in UK


Tory MP writes to Mark Zuckerberg over suspicions that Russia-linked accounts interfered in EU vote and general election

Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to search for evidence that Russia-linked Facebook accounts were used to interfere in the EU referendum and the general election as part of a parliamentary inquiry into “fake news”.

Damian Collins, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, has written to the Facebook founder after suspicions that Russian “actors” used the platform to interfere in British politics. Facebook has 32 million users in Britain.

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