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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL6000, tabled on 5 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following publication of the report of the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Committee, Russian Attempts to Influence US Domestic Energy Markets by Exploiting Social Media, published on 1 March, whether they intend to conduct an investigation to determine whether there is any evidence that Russia has issued fake news on social media to discredit the UK fracking industry.

Answered on

19 March 2018

The Government currently has no plans to conduct an investigation into the use of fake news on social media to discredit the UK fracking industry.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy