YouTube: we've found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit vote

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British MPs criticise Google, Facebook and Twitter during fake news clash in Washington

YouTube has said it had found no evidence of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum, but promised MPs it would conduct further investigations at a UK parliamentary committee hearing with social media company executives in Washington on Thursday.

Juniper Downs, YouTube’s global head of public policy, said the company had “conducted a thorough investigation around the Brexit referendum and found no evidence of Russian interference”. But the claim was greeted by scepticism from MPs holding a public session at George Washington University, who pressed Downs to look beyond paid advertising and explore Russian-sourced content.

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