As the Brexit vote draws closer, undecided voters will need to make up their minds. Some will turn to friends and family. Others will turn to news channels. A piece of advice: Whatever you do, avoid Twitter.
Out of 1.5 million tweets between June 5 and June 12, 54% were pro-Leave, 20% were pro-Remain and 26% were neutral, a recent study showed. The vote isn’t necessarily going to mirror the Twitter trend because many of the accounts adding to the conversation don’t have human voters behind them.
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