UK Labour leader calls Russian Federation leak accusations 'nonsense'

Nellie Chapman
December 8, 2019

A series of discovered accounts, including the one that posted the leaked documents and others that manipulated the votes on the post, 'have the same shared pattern as the original Secondary Infektion group, ' Reddit said in its disclosure.

"I understand from what was being put on that website that those who seem to know about these things say it seems to have all the hallmarks of some form of interference", culture minister Nicky Morgan told BBC radio. Reddit added that one of the accounts had in "late October" posted the documents, which contained details of meetings between U.S. and United Kingdom officials on a potential post-Brexit trade deal.

For the Conservatives, you've got this uneasiness around Russian interference in an election campaign - which isn't good for them because attention will turn to the report by Parliament which the government hasn't released.

A Labour spokesman declined to comment on how the party obtained the leaked documents or ties to the Russian campaign, and said its decision to publish them on November 27 was in the public interest.

UK-US trade documents have been leaked last month, showing the ruling Conservative Party's plans to offer the NHS for sale in post-Brexit talks.

These tactics included the use of "burner accounts" - which post once before apparently being abandoned - as well use of a "conspiracy site" called beforeitsnews.com, the Graphika report said.

"The Prime Minister has answers to give, which he refuses to do, about Russian donations to the Tory Party or the report that he is sitting on about Russian interference in British politics", said Corbyn.

Info from the investigation into the "Secondary Infektion" marketing campaign on Fb was used to establish suspect accounts on Reddit.

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In November, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn presented the documents, which are from the U.K. Department for International Trade and outline future trade deal negotiations between the U.S. and U.K.

Reddit posted the names of accounts and the name of the subreddit banned, citing its "policies against vote manipulation and misuse of the platform".

There is now no suggestions the documents were false or doctored in any way.

He said there would be a significant difference between a state-led operation from Moscow which hacked the material and then leaked it as opposed to someone who is based in Russian Federation simply opportunistically using an already leaked document to cause mischief.

These accounts had posted in several regional subreddits and in a number of completely different languages.

A Labour spokeman mentioned: 'These paperwork reveal the plot in opposition to our NHS.

The company says that most of the accounts' posts were either removed by moderators or swept up by the platform's content manipulation system. "Our releasing them to journalists was clearly in the public interest".

Neither UK nor USA governments have disputed the authenticity of the documents.

Labour once more refused to debate the supply for the paperwork.

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