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Most Signatures in Petition to Re-do Brexit Referendum Are Fake

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

The much-ballyhooed petition to the UK Parliament to re-do the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum is suspect because hackers spammed the petition with millions of signatures from such UK [sarc] locales as Vatican City, North Korea, Ghana, Vietnam, Uganda and Turkmenistan.

But you don’t hear or read about the petition being a fake in the MSM, do you?

EU petition to re-do Brexit

Louise Mensch reports for HeatStreet, June 26, 2016, that “the supposed ‘popular petition’ for a second referendum – wholly illegal and unworkable, and unprecedented in British history – is a prank” by posters on 4Chan and Anonymous.

Someone devised a programming code called Mooter, and posted it on 4Chan. The Mooter program code enables anyone to spam the re-do petition with fake signatures, including nearly 40,000 signatures from Vatican City, which has a 2012 population of only 451, as well as nearly 24,000 from North Korea, the least Internet-connected country in the world.

Here are some 4Chan posters boasting about their spamming of the petition:

Almost fifty thousand signatures from Vatican City

They’ll look at the IPs and wonder how the fuck people from north Korea and the Vatican are voting

Most online petitions are fraudulent as fuck anyway due to the lack of any verification needed and the fact that you can make a petition over anything.

How long until they blame Putin’s hackers for it?

It is estimated that only 20% of signatures (620,000 out of 3.1 million) are actually from the UK.

Below are screengrabs of the ‘Mooter’ program 4Chan and anonymous used to easily flood the re-do petition with fake signatures:

Mooter code to spam Brexit re-do petition

And yet, as Louise Mensch points out:

The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, gleefully reported, as real, with no basic journalistic checks, an online petition that appeared to be growing at a colossal rate. By 1:30 pm, it was one of the fastest-growing petitions in history.

So fast, in fact, that somebody should have checked for bots and scripts. The BBC is failing totally in its Charter Duty to perform basic journalistic research.

And Tiffany Gabby of Truth Revolt rightly observes:

As if we needed further proof that the mainstream media are barren of a single shred of journalistic integrity and that its members are in dire need of public flogging…

As recently as Monday, June 27, CNN reported that so many people rushed to sign the petition that the official government site where it is housed crashed.  Yes, that’s how badly MSM wants you to believe that Brits realized the “error of their ways” and that, despite their conclusive vote to exit the E.U., what Brits “really want” is a chance to re-cast their votes to “remain.”

Worst of all was ABC’s George Stephanopolous, who on Sunday touted the 3-million “strong” petition and who, along with guests, actually had the gall to say Britain’s standing in the world has been, “slightly diminished” and that also diminished is the U.S.-Britain “special relationship.”

MSM (by Anthony Freda

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