Brexit Party Vote To Protect Russian Fake News Factories


Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party have voted against stronger EU measures aimed at countering “highly dangerous” Russian Disinformation.

An EU Resolution to tackle Russian Propaganda in European Elections passed easily this week - despite Brexit Party MEPs voting to try to block it. The Resolution was seeking upgrade of the EU Counter-Disinformation Unit, East StratCom. All of the largest political groups in the European Parliament voted for it, expressing “deep concern over the highly dangerous nature of Russian propaganda.

From the Guardian ...
In the resolution, MEPs also criticised Facebook, accusing the social media company of not following up on most of the parliament’s demands to prevent a repeat of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where at least 87 million people had their data harvested without permission for use in targeted advertising campaigns in the 2016 US presidential election.
The Liberal Democrats said they were “shocked and appalled” the Brexit party had voted against measures to tackle fake news.

Catherine Bearder, the leader of Lib Dem MEPs, said ...
It is frankly shocking that Brexit party MEPs today refused to support enhanced measures to tackle attacks on our democratic processes from Russia and elsewhere. They wrap themselves in the union flag, but they repeatedly fail to protect our national interest and do what is best for Britain.

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