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Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times. The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m signatures gathered so far are not genuine.
Has it happened before?
In 2016, an earlier petition calling for a second EU Referendum attracted 3.6m signatures, but was hijacked by bots.
originally posted by: Jobeycool
a reply to: lifttheveil
Those signatures don’t mean a thing in reality....In the real world they are control addicts who will tell you everything is ok with debt...In practically they cannot keep doing what they do....
Andrea Leadsom told MP’s .."Should it reach 17.4 million respondents then I am sure there will be a very clear case for taking action," she told MPs.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: eletheia
"Maybe your sympathies are somewhat misplaced?"
I know a few rough sleepers and homeless mate, and it is indeed rough.
I don't think my sympathies are misplaced no matter what the Sun claims.
Truth be told the only place the Sun shines from pertaining to that rag, is out its own arse.