Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

epa06612719 A photograph showing the Russian Embassy in Central London, Britain, 18 March 2018. Russians are casting their votes in the national presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

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A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s election.

The Sunday Times says the report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected Britain’s 2016 Brexit referendum, though the impact was “unquantifiable.”

The Times says the report discusses the impact of articles posted by Russian new sites that were widely disseminated on social media.

Emily Thornberry, Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, told the newspaper that Prime Minister Boris Johnson must “clear up the confusion, spin and speculation around this ISC report by publishing it in full at the earliest opportunity.”


Via AP

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