'Cancel Brexit' petition expected to hit 6 MILLION signatures
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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.
Oh, this is going to be a fun afternoon. You can sign any name you want to the Revoke Article 50 petition and use the same email address repeatedly. Let the games begin! #RemoanerMcRemoanface pic.twitter.com/WMWKExiBUy— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) March 22, 2019
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.'
A few people have been talking about fraud and overseas signatures. As of this afternoon, approximately 96% of signatures on the petition were from the UK. That’s broadly what we’d expect for a petition like this.— Petitions Committee (@HoCpetitions) 22 March 2019
The petition is expected to reach the 6 million mark by tomorrow evening. More to follow Image credit: Petitions UK Government and Parliament site
We don’t comment in detail about security measures. We use different techniques - automated and manual - to identify and block signatures from bots, disposable email addresses and other sources that show signs of fraudulent activity. We also monitor signing patterns.— Petitions Committee (@HoCpetitions) 22 March 2019