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Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
I'm a UK ex-pat living in France. Brexit and its consequences affect me personally so I've followed the fortunes of some of those closely involved in the referendum process and its aftermath. One such is Nigel Farage who ran a UK political party (UKIP) that was set up largely to promote the UK's exit from the European Union. But Farage then popped up on stage with Donald Trump to support his campaign. I thought it odd at the time. What was the connection, I wondered.

In parallel, I was struck by this odd piece in the Palm Beach Post mentioning one Robert Mercer, a financial backer of the Trump  campaign. It turns out there is a connection between these seemingly unrelated bits of news: Cambridge Analytica.. I read:
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...Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that helped Trump to power, had contacted Julian Assange to ask him if he wanted "help" with WikiLeaks's stash of stolen emails.

That's the stash of stolen emails that had such a devastating impact on Hillary Clinton in the last months of the campaign. And this story brought WikiLeaks, which the head of the CIA describes as a "hostile intelligence service", directly together with the Trump campaign for which Cambridge Analytica worked. This is an amazing plot twist for the company owned by US billionaire Robert Mercer, which is already the subject of investigations by the House intelligence committee, the Senate intelligence committee, the FBI and, it was announced late on Friday night, the Senate judiciary committee.

I've a suspicion there's more to come.


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Reply #1
yes there's a long piece in the Guardian from some months back that was interesting but I don't know the veracity of the claims

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/07/the-great-british-brexit-robbery-hijacked-democracy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Yes, the journalist, Carole Cadwalladr has produced a number of pieces on the subject... More to come!

And I see Robert Mercer has popped up again in a Guardian article on the "Paradise Papers".

Re: Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
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Cambridge Analytica, Robert Mercer, Facebook data "theft", US election "rigging" (and Brexit). Carole Cadwalladr in the Guardian.

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And more from Carole Cadwalladr! She's on a roll! What can possibly go wrong?

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Is this beginning to become news?

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Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey (D) announced Saturday that her state will launch an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, a data firm used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, after Facebook suspended the firm.
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New York Times picks up on Cambridge Analytica..

Re: Everything is Connected. Trump, Russia, Brexit. and Farage.
Reply #7
Everyone will now. Facebook published its own scoop on that.
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Christopher Wylie, the 28-year-old whistleblower of the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica,
 says his Facebook account has been disabled


Well, he admits he built the app that illegitimately harvested 50m Facebook profiles. Seems like a reasonable precaution to disable his account.

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Reply #9
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