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Dramatist wrenched out of fiction by the fierce urgency of fact (and R Murdoch). Co-Founder of https://t.co/frGs791BR8 Executive editor https://t.co/oBvwFjxX3r
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Oct 5, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Can someone else help me out here? Is it just me - but as well as 2yrs of @MarkDiStef tweets, aren’t a lot of his colleague, Alex Wickham, formerly @MediaGuido also gone? He wrote a lot on Carole Cadwalldr too. I can only find this now Maybe I’m getting this wrong but search “@MediaGuido Cadwalldr” and you get a lot of replies, but most the originating tweets have vanished
Oct 2, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
British political life has become shameless. How did we get to the point someone is a hero for being under investigation for electoral fraud/contempt of court/lying? I think the turning point was the rehabilitation of Rebekah Brooks as head of Murdoch’s empire. Brooks was found not guilty. But the high bar of proof needed to get to trial, let alone the sheer incompetence of running a criminal enterprise unawares, should have excluded her from her role as Britain’s biggest publisher. But no, she was reinstated. The rot right there.
Sep 29, 2018 20 tweets 12 min read
Oh God. The app which has compromised all the phone numbers and emails of the Conservative Party is the notorious UCampaign app! Allied to #CambridgeAnalytica. I'll try to grab some info in the thread below Here's a thread with some background on Thomas Peters who devised it.

Aug 13, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
@BacklistedPod Loved the episode on LOTR and 'Return of the King' especially all the insights about Tolkien and his experience of the Somme. But as I said to @johnmitchinson I think you missed one thing about the historical background and the power of the myth. 1/6 2. Though it's not an allegory about WW1 or WW2, there's no way to ignore the mythic struggle Tolkien was engaged in - mainly with the Wagnerian touchstone of the Ring Cycle and the Ring of Power. LOTR is a comprehensive counter myth to Siegfried about surrendering/abjuring power
Aug 12, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Boris Johnson's puppeteer Steve Bannon pulling strings to turn UK to far right mirror.co.uk/news/politics/… However, it was during his time in the Trump administration that Bannon and BoJo became friends.

And the two grow ever closer.

Johnson was an early visitor to the White House and he and Bannon warmed to each other straight away
Aug 2, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Since we're actually all so closely related, I think it's racist to assume than any group is not capable out 'out group' hatred. No country is immune to the fascist tendency, even if it has been a victim of fascism. It would be ridiculous to deny that the Boers and Serbs were not ennobled by their suffering, and created oppressive regimes. It certainly can't be impermissible to suggest, as Tony Judt did having served in the IDF in the six day war, that the same could happen in Israel
Jul 10, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Let's just list some of thes unicorns @afneil @IsabelOakeshott @MarkDiStef

1. Facebook/Cambridge Analytica - yes vindicated
2. Leave EU - recommendation for CPS
3. Vote Leave - various counts of illegality

Over 18 months Carole has been trolled, derided, dismissed As a lone crusader @carolecadwalla has prompted at least six investigations by the @ICOnews and @ElectoralCommUK with dozens of articles, around 80,000 words and exposing Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and illegality in the #Brexit Campaign
Jul 4, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
As news of @vote_leave cheating breaks with an @ElectoralCommUK report, spare a thought for @shahmiruk - the brave Beleave whistleblower who was outed by Downing Street when he stepped forward three months ago. Behind Shahmir, both @chrisinsilico and @carolecadwalla worked tirelessly to get this story of systematic electoral cheating out, only to be mocked, dismissed or ignored by most the mainstream media (I'm looking at you @afneil @IsabelOakeshott 'Unicorns' )
May 8, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
Brief personal thread on the role of #Leveson2 and some rather offbeat observations on why it's so important. 1. I got involved in this saga about 7 years ago having written about monopoly problems on my home turf - TV drama. I had little antipathy or feelings about the British press at that point. I just accepted privacy intrusion and obvious bias as a 'state of nature'
May 4, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
1. What follows is a brief list, from memory, about what @BInvestigates and @Byline_Media has revealed in the last couple of years. 2. Star Murdoch journalist Mazher Mahmood perverted the course of justice, used phone hacking and was trained by the suspects in the Daniel Morgan Murder
Mar 21, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: Last night's revelation by @chrisinsilico put paid to the apology/notion that #CambridgeAnalytica was ANYTHING like traditional microtargeting pioneered by the Obama campaign. Anyone who tells you this is either a) ignored or b) sowing misinformation #CambridgeAnalytica was developed out of a military contractor, SCL. It used military tools from the Fifth Battlespace - INFORMATION OPERATIONS - these are designed to deceive and control combatants.
Mar 17, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The #Brexit question looms large when it comes to Cambridge Analytica: some previous tweets follow to explain the Bannon/Farage connection. For example
Mar 9, 2018 18 tweets 5 min read
It's getting close to my 7 year anniversary of beginning to become a journalist, and the 3rd birthday of @Byline_Media so forgive me if - by way of @johnmitchinson and @ColegaveInside I just explain why I've devoted this part of my life to journalism I was married to a very senior journalist, but I was always worried about the profession. The reporters I got to know were always burned out by the profession, almost like battlefield trauma surgeons, developing a thick skin and sense of protective cynicism
Dec 6, 2017 10 tweets 2 min read
1. One under-investigated factor in weaponised Russian sponsored propaganda during #Brexit and #Trump is the transfer of cash to propagandists via the various botnets controlled by Putin allies. 2. Twitter and Facebook have (reluctantly) revealed the accounts they know were paid for by the Internet Research Agency, Olgino, Petersburg. But we can expect there to be many more
Dec 6, 2017 23 tweets 5 min read
1. The effect of Mercer funding - of both Young Americas Foundation and Young Britons foundation - shows the three pronged strategy of Steve Bannon's influence on both #Brexit and #Trump 2. The first strategy is the Tea Party style insurrection from the right. (Kassam and Farage were inspired to invent their own British Tea Party until they realised that it was a rebellion against the Brits)
Nov 6, 2017 10 tweets 4 min read
16. Thanks to @Byline_Media @carolecadwalla and @J_amesp many more Russian links have recently been revealed. But what of the YBF? 17. The UKIP angle is coming under scrutiny. But here's Matthew Elliot of the (rival) Vote Leave campaign amp.theguardian.com/politics/2017/…
Oct 31, 2017 6 tweets 1 min read
For the record, before I forget - three personal experiences of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook bots from last year. 1. I had dozens of purportedly Muslim men trying to befriend me on Facebook after a prolonged altercation with Islamophobes. I guessed they must be fake. But still.... disturbing.
Oct 29, 2017 18 tweets 3 min read
1. Thread in response to brilliant @carolecadwalla's plea for Brits to ask more questions about the Bannon/Trump/Assange connection theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 2. The complete pusillanimity of British journalism over Farage's Russian and US connections over the years is completely understandable
Aug 4, 2017 5 tweets 2 min read
15. In the UK, many YBF alumni and associates occupy important roles in politics, media and the press, nearly all vociferously pro #Brexit 16. Thanks to @Byline_Media @carolecadwalla and @J_amesp many more Russian links have recently been revealed. But what of the YBF?