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YouTube: No evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit

A pro-Brexit sticker reads "Vote Leave"
A pro-brexit sticker. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

YouTube's global policy head, Juniper Downs, said Thursday the company hadn't found evidence of interference by Russian operators during the Brexit vote. "We have conducted a thorough investigation around the Brexit referendum and found no evidence of interference," she said.

Why it matters: The comments came as Downs was grilled by British lawmakers, who have come to Washington for a lengthy hearing with American tech companies as part of its probe into fake news.