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'Cancel Brexit' petition expected to hit 6 MILLION signatures

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A petition created by Margaret Anne Georgiadou has been hailed as the most popular on the website's history. 

The 'Cancel Brexit' petition, which even has its own Wikipedia page has gained 5.7 million signatures. Only 100,000 signatures are required for Parliament to consider and respond to the debate.

Full Fact, UK's independent fact-checking organisation concluded that it was possible to sign the petition using the same email address twice, but no more than that.

They investigated the claim after prominent figures including Julia Hartley-Brewer posted that the same email address could be used to sign the Revoke Article 50 petition repeatedly.

The Petitions Committee also released a statement thread stating that at one point 2,000 signatures were being completed every minute.

They refuted accusations of fraud by stating that around 96% of signatures were from the UK. 

The committee ensured the public that they employ a series of techniques 'to identify and block bots, disposable email addresses and other sources that show signs of fraudulent activity.'

The petition is expected to reach the 6 million mark by tomorrow evening. 

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Image credit: Petitions UK Government and Parliament site




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