Dominic Raab on ‘factcheckUK’: ‘No-one gives a toss about social media cut and thrust’

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has defended the rebranding of the Conservative Party press office’s official Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during Tuesday night’s election debate.

The foreign secretary said the party wanted to have an “instant rebuttal mechanism” to the “nonsense” thrown at the Conservatives.

However, Twitter has said the Conservative Party misled the public through the rebranding.

The social networking site said it would take “decisive corrective action” if a similar stunt was attempted again.

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