East StratCom disinformation claim:

Nigel Farage warned Americans that election surveys are being falsified. The US opinion poll agencies are ready to create numbers on demand, just like in case of Brexit where the opinion polls agencies were bribed in favour of supporters of remaining in the EU.

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Period/date: 31. August 2016

Debunk claim:

Polling agencies’ surveys‘ results over the Brexit referendum have not shown clear support to either exit or remain. During June there were 32 surveys, of which 16 showed a lead for exit and 15 showed a lead for remain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum // No evidence supports the other claims.

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Additional information

This information is reported by European Values think-tank in Disinformation Review issue 39. The item is located at row number 11 in the report.

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