EXCLUSIVE: Brexit ‘2nd Referendum Petition’ A 4 Chan Prank: BBC Report It As Real | Heat Street

https://heatst.com/uk/exclusive-brexit-2nd-referendum-petition-a-4-chan-prank-bbc-report-it-as-real/

How well can you trust online gallups and petitions after this? What is your trust to mainstream media fact checking now?

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Other strange related “facts” on Brexit news:

    The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/24/the-british-are-frantically-googling-what-the-eu-is-hours-after-voting-to-leave-it/

    The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.

    Awakening to a stock market plunge and a precipitous decline in the value of the pound that Britain hasn’t seen in more than 30 years, voters now face a series of economic shocks that analysts say will only worsen before they improve.

    https://medium.com/@remysmith/very-interesting-article-ill-admit-to-having-succumbed-to-that-against-which-you-re-railing-f82fb88d6a23#.oiwzgupyg

    For instance, in the month before the Brexit vote, 8,100 Britons googled “what is the eu.” That’s around 261 a day. Google Trends showed a huge spike in searches for that term the day after the referendum; assuming searches for the term tripled, that’s still fewer than 1,000 individuals googling “what is the eu” in response to the “Leave” victory. Hardly a sign of voters being uninformed.

    Context matters! Thanks for sharing your analysis.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Stop Using Google Trends
    Alternatively titled ‘Be aware of context, and maybe start using Google AdWords’ Instead
    https://medium.com/@dannypage/stop-using-google-trends-a5014dd32588#.82dyo9610

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Why Brexit could take 10 years, and what investors should do
    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/24/why-brexit-could-take-10-years-and-what-investors-should-do.html

    The United Kingdom’s move to extract itself from the European Union could take a lot longer than the experts are saying it will.

    For investors, that translates into the potential of a long headache and accompanying market volatility that will make decisions on where to put money treacherous.

    “We’re going to be more sick of talking about the Brexit than we were about the Fed move,” said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at T.D. Ameritrade.

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