Revoke Article 50 Petition

Update – 15.48 Hours Friday March 22nd 2019:

Conclusions remain unchanged:

  • There is nothing to suggest bots based outside of the UK are impacting on this petition in terms of numbers of signatures and the figures of non-UK signatories are not significant.
  • The data available suggest that signatures are largely genuine and non-domestic signatures are indicative of ex-pats signing the petition.
  • We suspect that efforts may have been made to deny service to the petitions website, preventing users from signing the petition but restrict our view to suspicion in the absence of verified information.
  • It is clear that disinformation is being spread to attempt to discredit this petition by known disinformation actors.
  • Anyone claiming that bots are active either has access to data which isn’t publicly available or is aware or complicit in such activity.

The data was pulled for a third time and the JSON has been converted to a spreadsheet and is attached below.

Total Signatures (Live on main site) 3360250 % of Total
Total Without Data Fully Shown 90433 2.69%
Total Signatures With Location Data Shown 3269817 97.31% % Of Shown Data
UK Signatures 3145727 93.62% 96.20%
Non UK Signatures 124090 3.69% 3.80%
Total Signatures With Constituency 3090235 91.96%
UK Location Without Constituency Disparity 55492 1.65%

Charts:

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JSON Data Pull to CSV:

JSON to XLS Data Pull 22-3-19 1548 Hours

Update – 13.20 Hours Friday March 22nd 2019:

The data was pulled for a second time and the JSON has been converted to a spreadsheet and is attached below.

Total Signatures (Live on main site) 3153074 % of Total
Total Without Data Fully Shown 1841740 58.41%
Total Signatures With Location Data Shown 1311334 41.59% % Of Shown Data
UK Signatures 1261367 40.00% 96.19%
Non UK Signatures 49967 1.58% 3.81%
Total Signatures With Constituency 1238638 39.28%
UK Location Without Constituency Disparity 22729 0.72%

JSON Data Pull to CSV:

JSON to XLS Data Pull 22-3-19 1320 Hours

Summary:

The data was gathered at 10.30am on Friday March 22nd 2019 from https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584.json

Signatures located in the UK account for 45.31% of the total signatures while signatures coming from outside the UK only account for 1.75% of the total. The rest of the data is not available.

Total Signatures 2783605
Total Without Data Fully Shown 1473537
Total Signatures With Location Data Shown 1310068
UK Signatures 1261367
Non UK Signatures 48701

Viewing non-UK locations with over 100 signatures shows not only an insignificant contribution but also clearly demonstrates natural behaviour by ex-pats signing from abroad, with France showing 10,563 signatures as the largest non-UK group.

  • There is nothing to suggest bots based outside of the UK are impacting on this petition in terms of numbers of signatures and the figures of non-UK signatories are not significant.
  • The data available suggest that signatures are largely genuine and non-domestic signatures are indicative of ex-pats signing the petition.
  • We suspect that efforts may have been made to deny service to the petitions website, preventing users from signing the petition but restrict our view to suspicion in the absence of verified information.
  • It is clear that disinformation is being spread to attempt to discredit this petition by known disinformation actors.
  • Anyone claiming that bots are active either has access to data which isn’t publicly available or is aware or complicit in such activity.

Charts:

All Sigs No UK

Breakdown

Breakdown 2

All Locs

All Locs Not UK

Data Table (Sorted By Number Of Signatures):

Country Signatures
Data Not Shown 1473537
United Kingdom Without Constituency 1261367
France 10563
Spain 5957
Germany 4669
United States 3984
Australia 2560
Netherlands 2194
Ireland 1813
Canada 1588
Gibraltar 1293
Switzerland 1235
Italy 1231
Sweden 1129
New Zealand 917
Denmark 715
Austria 662
Portugal 605
Hong Kong 500
Norway 465
Greece 433
Luxembourg 418
Finland 377
United Arab Emirates 370
Singapore 340
Czechia 314
Japan 275
Isle Of Man 262
South Africa 257
Jersey 247
Poland 238
Cyprus 237
Malta 215
Guernsey 207
Thailand 198
Hungary 121
Bulgaria 119
Malaysia 83
Bermuda 71
China 71
Brazil 69
Romania 66
Turkey 65
Mexico 58
India 56
Vietnam 55
Qatar 51
Slovakia 49
Iceland 44
Israel 43
Estonia 42
South Korea 42
Uruguay 37
Kenya 36
Cayman Islands 33
Philippines 31
Indonesia 28
Russia 28
Slovenia 27
Colombia 26
Croatia 26
Saudi Arabia 26
Argentina 25
Egypt 25
Taiwan 25
Latvia 23
Chile 22
Monaco 20
Oman 20
Tuvalu 20
Bahrain 19
Jamaica 18
Serbia 18
Ukraine 18
Uzbekistan 18
Cambodia 16
Vanuatu 16
Botswan 15
Sri Lanka 15
Tanzania 15
Lebanon 14
Peru 14
Reunion 13
Lithuania 12
Morocco 12
Uganda 12
Andorra 11
Barbados 11
French Guiana 11
Kuwait 10
British Virgin Islands 9
Ghana 9
Trinidad and Tobago 9
Turks and Caicos Islands 9
Brunei 8
Ecuador 8
Georgia 8
Nigeria 8
Pakistan 8
Rwanda 8
Saint-Barthelemy 8
Zambia 7
Zimbabwe 7
Burma 6
Malawi 6
Mauritius 6
Senegal 6
The Bahamas 6
Anguilla 5
Antigua & Barbuda 5
Azerbaijan 5
Bangladesh 5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 5
Jordan 5
Macao 5
Mozambique 5
Namibia 5
Vatican City 5
Afghanistan 4
Belize 4
Costa Rica 4
Dominican Republic 4
Ethiopia 4
Falkland Islands 4
Fiji 4
Grenada 4
Guadeloupe 4
Laos 4
Nepal 4
Caledonia 4
Papa New Guinea 4
Tonga 4
Albania 3
Algeria 3
Angola 3
Cuba 3
East Timor 3
Kasakhstan 3
Martinique 3
Montenegro 3
Macedonia 3
Seychelles 3
South Sudan 3
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 3
St Kitts and Nevis 3
St Vincent 3
Sudan 3
The Gambia 3
Togo 3
Belarus 2
Bhutan 2
British Indian Ocean Territory 2
Burundi 2
Cameroon 2
Eswatini 2
Guatemala 2
Iran 2
Kosovo 2
Liberia 2
Libya 2
Montserrato 2
Nicaragua 2
Panama 2
Solomon Islands 2
St Lucia 2
St Pierre & Miquelon 2
Tajikstan 2
The Occupied Palestinian Territories 2
Venezuela 2
Wallis and Futuna 2
Western Sahara 2
Armenia 1
Bolivia 1
British Antarctic Territory 1
Burkina Faso 1
Chad 1
Congo 1
Congo (DR) 1
Curacao 1
Djibouti 1
Dominica 1
French Polynesia 1
Gabon 1
Guinea-Bissau 1
Madagascar 1
Maldives 1
Mayotte 1
Mongolia 1
North Korea 1
Samoa 1
San Marino 1
Sierra Leone 1
St Martin 1
Tunisia 1
Turkmenistan 1
Yemen 1

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