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Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer.
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Oct 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: This is a BIG deal. @HillaryClinton backs @DamianCollins & @tom_watson’s call for a full public inquiry into Brexit referendum. Put in has interfered in ‘elections & referenda’ across Europe. Democracy is in crisis. The world must act. .@HillaryClinton also slams the European politicians who shield Orban in Hungary ‘including British Conservatives’ who are failing democracy. ‘They are very far from being still the party of Churchill or Thatcher’
Oct 9, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I was looking forward to this Women in Journalism event. But this woman in journalism is exhausted by being a woman in journalism The constant belittling attacks. The entirely different metrics used to judge your behaviour & work. A gender pay gap of up to nearly 30% at some news orgs. The hours spent composing letters/listicles ‘12 Key Facts Your Crude Hit Job Got Wrong’.
Oct 7, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
I interviewed Chelsea Manning this week on her first visit to the UK since her release. What an extraordinary story she has..… "Marketing or death by drone, it’s the same math,” she says. This was fascinating. @xychelsea's understanding of data & profiling & targeting is from the military...but it's the same technology that Facebook uses to flog us socks or Trump or Brexit..
Oct 3, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Perfect. I look forward to her getting no hard questions on her role in colluding with - and covering up - Russian interference. Again. Well done @bbc. Keep it coming. Number of @bbc reports on Kremlin's attempts to influence @arron_banks & @nigel_farage's LeaveEU campaign? 0. If any part of the organisation wd like to & wants source material, you cd ask me @peterjukes, half a dozen @sundaytimes reporters. Or, here's a thought..@isabeloakeshott
Sep 30, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
I'm sorry but can someone please ask @lordashcroft how he has the brass neck to write about the dangers of Putin to Britain's security. While withholding info about Russian attempts to subvert British democracy? He refuses to answer my qs. Can someone else PLEASE put this to him? .@IsabelOakeshott on stage with @GavinWilliamson tomorrow. I want to know why she & @lordashcroft sat on info about Kremlin's relationship with @Arron_banks & whitewashed it in her book. I want to know why they haven't handed over other material they have to @commonscms committee
Sep 26, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Warning: THREAD. Because this was a big deal. Labour's dep leader asks why no investigation into Russian interference in UK. It is completely BAFFLING that Trump-Russia is THE story in the US. But here, we're in total denial about our own role slap bang in the middle of it. Why? Why has govt refused to answer @DamianCollins & @CommonsCMS questions about what NCA is doing? What intel services know? Cross-party group of MPs called for urgent investigation into source of @arron_banks' £££. But NCA told @BenPBradshaw, nothing doing. What is going on?
Aug 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: Paul Manafort associate who worked with Cambridge Analytica charged. Sam Patten worked with CA & AIQ on deeply dodgy Nigerian campaign. There’s a whole new can of worms… Patten’s business partner Konstantin Kilimnik cited by Mueller as ‘Person A’ with links to Russian intelligence. Patten employed by CA on campaign which used ex-Mossad agents to steal now-president of Nigeria’s emails. Employees claim weird similarities to later US election
Aug 3, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
The FT's @cynthiao sinks her teeth (again) into @Arron_banks' finances. And guess what? They still don't add up.… This is a good quote. @Arron_banks says the money for Brexit came from his "personal finances" into which "nobody has any insight". Yep.
Aug 2, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This is great from the Sun. I just wish they could see he’s backed & championed by the same US dark money interests who backed & championed Brexit. Same Steve Bannon. Same threat to British sovereignty A re-cap. Bannon has new donors - US-based dark money Middle East Forum for one - but team now pushing Robinson was deeply involved in Brexit. Bannon opened @BreitbartLondon specifically to support @Nigel_Farage. He was VP of Cambridge Analytica. He’s up to his eyes in Brexit..
Aug 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Breaking: Evening Standard publishes press release… They want to be treated like pantomime villains. That's the plan. Note: Electoral Commission found they broke the law & passed evidence to police. ICO investigation ongoing. National Crime Agency investigating Russia links - confirmed Fri by @commonsCMS. Evidence passed to FBI
Jul 31, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Right. I've deleted the tweet in which I said I'd deleted the tweet..& to be clear the whole Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story began with Google propagating anti-semitic hate & Nazi sites. Also, fyi, they've never given a good account of why..… We have no idea how long Google was serving up violent anti-semitic hate when people were searching for terms like "jews" & "holocaust" but it seems probable it was throughout 2016. Google refused to acknowledge it had a problem. And this was the beginning of this entire story..
Jul 29, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Jo Cox's murder should have been the Jo Cox moment. An inflection point. Instead we become a country where politicians simply brazen it out: law-breaking, lying, racism. And now this. Silence from @matthew_elliott @borisjohnson @michaelgove @giselastuart… How do you hold power to account? How? Because that's what journalism is supposed to do. But no-one is being held to account. These politicians lied. They lied and lied and lied. About immigrants. As one of their own was murdered. By a man who hated immigrants.
Jul 29, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Here it is. The landmark @CommonsCMS report on fake news published today. Absolutely damning on @facebook’s ‘moral failure’. @DamianCollins tells @ObserverUK: ‘Russian interference is real. Britain needs a Mueller’… Damning, damning, damning indictments...on @Facebook, Cambridge Analytica & Russia. Multiple recommendations for new laws. Big tech companies to be regulated. & calls for major police investigations. Including into Russian interference & @arron_banks…
Jul 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
To everyone writing about adverts, microtargeting, the law, Turkey, racists, Jo Cox today, never forget this graph. It's absolutely key. To everyone who says "Does advertising work?" Yes. Yes, it does. This was Dominic Cummings' no 1 strategy: hold back the vast majority of his budget. And drop it right at the end. On digital ads. This was his Waterloo. It's also exactly when Vote Leave began pouring money into BeLeave. The graph above correlates exactly.
Jul 27, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
The man who masterminded Vote Leave's campaign to "Take Back Control" of the British parliament...texts @peston his views on British parliamentarians. Where he says "Fuck the charlatans" he actually means of course, fuck the elected representatives of this country & our parliamentary democracy."
Jul 26, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
And ANOTHER new can of worms! Look at this. According to @facebook, these ads were placed by "BrexitCentral/BeLeave". Only guess what? Brexit Central - whose editor-in-chief @matthew_elliott who was also CEO of Vote Leave - wasn't a permitted participant in the referendum... So @brexitcentral wasn't a permitted participant. It didn't declare any donations. It didn't declare any spending. And it appears to have come up with this. An advert with no imprint on it. Completely anonymous. Completely dark. Completely illegal? @ElectoralCommUK?
Jul 26, 2018 17 tweets 7 min read
This is insane. This is one of dozens of Vote Leave ads that @facebook released to parliament today. That look completely illegal. There's no imprint on them. Nothing to say who paid for them. Or that they're even adverts. This is a whole new massive can of worms

1/of a shitload Here's another question: legal? Or illegal?
It looks illegal to me. What say you @ElectoralCommUK? Your guidelines on this spelled it out, no?
Jul 26, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
Major revelations from @channel4news tonight that are shocking & sensational but PLEASE don't treat it as a joke. It's not. A proper criminal investigation into @Arron_banks by the NCA is now both necessary & urgent.… We've been pursuing @arron_banks since Feb last year. & we heard these specific allegations in Jan (from different source). Well done @Channel4News for pinning it down. And tribute to sustained digging from @opendemocracy & last night's BBC contribution by @ManveenRana
Jul 24, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Yesterday, Twitter users busted what looks like the Qatari opposition organising fake protestors for a rally at Downing St. The casting agency now saying this is the person who hired them.... More from @jimwaterson coming soon. But what’s so interesting is how fake Twitter hashtags led to real life fake protestors. And how London is at the centre of another battle for informational dominance.…
Jul 23, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Interesting! We have a name. The fake protestors being hired for the fake anti-Qatar rally outside Downing Street...were being hired by Nepture PR, according to casting agency. If you're coming to the story new, see the original thread here:
Jul 23, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
This is jaw dropping. Who is paying for a fake protest against Qatar president at 10 Downing Street tomorrow? @extrapeopleltd can you fill us in please?

(h/t @andywash) This is fascinating. Is this a classic psy-ops in action? And if so, who’s behind it? Qatar actually has an Emir. And he’s already here. And there are already protests. And guess what? There’s a trending (fake?) hashtag in play..…