Facebook expands probe into whether Russian Federation interfered in European Union referendum

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Mr. Collins said he believes there is a growing body of evidence that Russian Federation interfered in the referendum.

The move comes after months of pressure from MPs who have been looking into the use of social media ahead of the Brexit vote.

In a letter to Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, Facebook's head of policy in the UK, Simon Milner, said the social media giant would now search for "clusters engaged in coordinated activity around the Brexit referendum" which appear to have originated in Russian Federation.

At the end of previous year committee chair Damian Collins warned both companies they could face sanctions for failing to co-operate with the committee's enquiry - slamming Twitter's investigations to date as "completely inadequate", and expressing disbelief that both companies had essentially ignored the committee's requests.

He even raised the possibility of sanctions for social media companies failing to police their websites.

But it did not investigate ad spends from other accounts that could have been linked to Russian Federation.

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In its Brexit report, Facebook also only looked at known Russian trollfarm the Internet Research Agency pages or account profiles - which it had previously identified in its United States election disinformation probe.

Writing to Mr Collins, Mr Milner said: "You expressed a view that there may be other similar coordinated activity from Russian Federation that we had not yet identified through our investigation and asked for use to continue our investigatory work".

The prominent Conservative MP has also previously criticised Twitter over its response to his committee's inquiry.

Simon Milner, UK policy director at Facebook, said the firm will look for evidence of tampering beyond its original, limited search, in a letter to Damian Collins, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

"I welcome the fact that Facebook have now responded to the committee's request, and will investigate whether the involvement of Russian agencies in the Brexit referendum campaign, may have come from sources other than those previously identified as having been actively connected with the U.S. Presidential election in 2016", Mr. Collins reacted to Facebook's letter Wednesday, us.

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