Sunday, 29 April 2018
Twitter bots tried to swing general election, new evidence
New evidence has emerged that Russian Twitter bots did try to swing the last British General Election. This is a huge story and the BBC incessantly ran the allegations about Russian Twitter bots trying to swing the Brexit vote. However The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/exposed-russian-twitter-bots-tried-to-swing-general-election-for-jeremy-corbyn-zffv8652x story is not something that the BBC want to report:
'The first evidence of Russian attempts to influence the result of the general election by promoting the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has emerged in a ground-breaking investigation into social media by this newspaper.
Our research, in conjunction with Swansea University, discovered that 6,500 Russian Twitter accounts rallied behind Labour in the weeks before last year's election, helping supportive messages to reach millions of voters and denigrating its Conservative rivals.'
Now that's not something that the BBC will report, not part of the agreed narrative at all.
I'd say that it was amazing that the BBC are selectively reporting on Russian Twitter bots but the BBC are so biased against Brexit and pro the Labour that their selective reporting is entirely predictable.