Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to Democracy

‘Brex pistols’ invited by Trump strategist and former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage met the president-elect in his Trump Tower penthouse with Ukip donor Arron Banks, Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore and former Ukip aide Raheem Kassam, now editor-in-chief of right-wing news site Breitbart News London. US pollster Gerry Gunster who helped with the Brexit campaign also joined the gathering on Saturday night in New York. 

You came into their temple and shat on their altar.

TED attendee to Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian article

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal
Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election through Cambridge Analytica — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

This talk was presented at an official TED conference and was featured by our editors on the home page.

It’s not about privacy – it’s about power

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal isn’t about privacy — it’s about power, says journalist Carole Cadwalladr. In conversation with TED Global Curator Bruno Giussani, Cadwalladr discusses the latest on her reporting on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal — and what we still don’t know about the transatlantic links between Brexit and the 2016 US presidential election.

Who has the information, who has the data about you, that is where power now lies.

Carole Cadwalladr

This talk was presented at an official TED event.

Facebook is the dominant platform in Myanmar but failed to take timely action against anti-Rohingya violence. Photograph: Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images

Reuters: Facebook rejects request to release Myanmar officials’ data for genocide case

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