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Inside: Google makes millions on paid abortion disinformation; and more!

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Google makes millions on paid abortion disinformation: The real secret of "dark SEO" is "pay for an ad."

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* The Mystery of #WaltDisneyWorld’s Bermuda Triangle…

* #Disney’s #HauntedMansion and the Invention of Halloween as You Know It…

* Apollo Remastered (h/t @kottke)

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Inside: The seductive, science fictional power of spreadsheets; and more!

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Tomorrow (Apr 30) at 2PM, I'll be at the #SanFrancisco Public Library with my new book, *Red Team Blues*, hosted by…

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The seductive, science fictional power of spreadsheets: Maybe the map IS the territory?

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Inside: The problem with economic models; and more!

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I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/
The problem with economic models: Ideology disguised as math.

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1/. Today marks 3 years since the govt INSTRUCTED hospitals to send people “who may have #COVID19” to care homes WITHOUT TESTING

The govt KNEW about asymptomatic transmission in Jan/Feb 2020

Tens of thousands died

Which minister signed this off…& why?

See #CareHomeScandal👇
2/. “They cover-up crime with scandal & cover-up malice with incompetence. They want to project an image of being inept, instead of as having a cruel & well-defined plan” @sarahkendzior

Last week marked the 3rd anniversary of the US “nursing home scandal”

Parallel strategies?👇
3/. The evidence of a parallel UK/US #COVID19 strategy was striking, but it was circumstantial

👉an unscientific herd immunity strategy
👉soaring death rates
👉ignoring WHO warnings
👉delayed lockdown
👉lack of PPE etc

Then details of parallel contracts with Palantir came out👇
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Inside: Naomi Novik's Scholomance trilogy; and more!

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I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/ Image
Naomi Novik's Scholomance trilogy: When Rousseau comes to Hobbeswarts.

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The thing is,

Elon Musk is being financed to destroy this platform.

They don't have to answer to Shareholders. They can destroy the brand if they want to.

Media Execs will sink all the money they want into this; because they're losing customers to Twitter users.
There are Autocrats around the world who would pay hundreds of millions in taxpayer money to spike a global communications platform that's bringing democracy to the far reaches of the planet.

This platform is all about engagement.

Corporate Media offers the opposite. #BigData
I've been kicked off this platform more times than I can count.

I probably deserved it once, I'll give them one. But, seriously...

No liberal has ever censored a view. Ever. We judge folks for their views, and conservatives take THAT as a personal attack.

Human nature.
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Inside: The Golden Rule (them what has the gold makes the rules); and more!

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I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible:… 2/
The Golden Rule (them what has the gold makes the rules): Dobbs, SVB, the Internet Archive, antitrust and the law's foundation in norms, not consistency.

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Inside: Mass tech worker layoffs and the soft landing; Hey look at this; and more!

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Tomorrow (Mar 22), I'm doing a remote talk for the @IFTF's "Changing the Register" series:… 2/
Mass tech worker layoffs and the soft landing: Finally, the non-tech sector can hire technical workers.

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Inside: Podcasting "Gig Work Is the Opposite of Steampunk"; and more!

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Today (Mar 20), I'm doing a remote talk for the @Ostrom_Workshop's Beyond the Web Speaker Series…

On Weds (Mar 22), I'm doing a remote talk for the @IFTF's "Changing the Register" series:… 2/
Podcasting "Gig Work Is the Opposite of Steampunk": Why today's Luddites should be smashing apps.

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So much for deescalation. #UkraineRussiaWar

Biden visits Ukraine and Russia responds with this….

The likelihood of internal NATO tension around strategy here is increasing. And the Seymour Hersh revelations r.e. Nordstream sabotage are still lingering in the wings.
Three way talks between the EU, Russia and the US are needed to restore a possibility & a semblance of substance to notions this war will not just keep escalating.
This commentary is from January 7th during the lead up to the Leopard Tanks discussion which eventually led to a « compromise » that the US would provide Abrams Heavy Tanks - not withstanding the logistical obstacles.
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👉 How Leave won the #Brexit campaign...

Shocking excerpts from a series of interviews by Democracy Now, revealing in detail how voters' personal data is being harvested and weaponised to manipulate elections.

#CambridgeAnalytica #BrexitFraud #BrexitLies…
Also watch:

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks
#BrexitFraud #CambridgeAnalytica #InformationWarfare
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😮 “M'Barki ran reports on a variety of subjects - luxury yachts in Monaco, a Sudanese opposition leader, allegations of corruption in Qatar - that had all one thing in common: they were planted by an Israel-based outfit specialising in 'news for hire'.”…
"The second report, broadcast in mid-December, was about a leafleting campaign in #Paris accusing a former state prosecutor in #Qatar of corruption.” This is an important illustration of how the #influenceindustry works to coordinate across legacy/online media….
“When originally shown in the early hours of the morning, the reports would have gone almost unobserved.
But that changed when they were picked up by #SocialMedia and #TeamJorge's massed avatars. Suddenly they were viral."
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Incredible reporting here on the industry that lets the powerful rewrite history…
Chilling new reporting on reputation laundering and #eliminalia from @OCCRP
“The legitimate uses for this kind of reputation management are few compared to the advantages for corrupt individuals,” Emma Briant, a research fellow at Bard College who studies information warfare, told Forbidden Stories.
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READ @derspiegel "Emma Briant, one of the world's leading experts in information wars & #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, argues the public focus continues to be on Facebook, Twitter and similar media companies. But not on the real problem, on the huge industry that exists in secret."
Have you seen my mapping of the Cambridge Analytica and it's parent firm's international impact? Check out the interactive visualization here:
And download my interactive #CambridgeAnalytica map dataset to create your own visualizations on my patreon:…
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💥💥My latest: How British Intelligence Sabotaged Cambridge Analytica Scandal💥💥

#MI6 #IntegrityInitiative #BritishIntelligence #DARPA #PortonDown #MI5…
There is one aspect of the #CambridgeAnalytica scandal that has never before been revealed - a concerted black propaganda campaign run by elements of British intelligence to frame the company as compromised by Russia. Now, it must be.
#IntegrityInitiative, a secret Foreign Office unit run by military and intelligence operatives, took the lead in this fraud. They fed journalists, including @carolecadwalla, material implicating Cambridge Analytica - and Arron Banks - as in bed with the Kremlin.
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In scenes reminiscent of the January 6 Capitol attack in the US, supporters of the defeated President #Bolsonaro, have marched on #Brazil’s Presidential Palace & Congress building, invading the floor of the Federal Senate & the Supreme Court👇#BREAKING
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Remember how #CambridgeAnalytica & #Facebook helped elect an unqualified conman wannabe autocrat? The data mining, micro targeting? PP’s team is using the same types of techniques. With the aid of multiple front groups.… #cdnpoli #NevrePolievre
Frames from the BBC documentary on how psycho-graphics were used to micro target and manipulate voters, sending Trump to the White House.

💰being funneled to front groups like #TrueNorthCentre, #CanadaProud, gun lobbies & other propaganda operations, aim to do the same with PP. ImageImageImageImage
Never forget all the data mining done by Polievre & other #Conservatives in the guise of “petitions” & other devices to mine data. #NevrePoilievre #PierrePoilievreIsAFascist #cdnpoli ImageImageImageImage
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"No estamos huyendo de la discusión política", dice Becassino, mentira: huyen. Su campaña es otra: hacen video de @ingrodolfohdez diciendo "sí", otro diciendo "no", y luego, a partir envíos por Facebook y WhatsApp a votantes geoposicionados, envían lo que la persona quieren oír🧵
Puro #cambridgeanalytica: las bodeguitas bombardean a varios tipos de votantes con videos altamente personalizados de @ingrodolfohdez
acorde a la información que tienen de cada posible sufragante: al del "NO" se le manda el video del "NO" y al del "SÍ" Rodolfo diga "sí": "sí".
Los usuarios rotan los videos, poco importa el origen, no hay enlaces a un sitio ni traza de donde se originó la información, rotan y fluyen por Whatsapp, aparecen y desaparecen de los flujos y perfiles y avatares de Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc...
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The Labour Party are still refusing - nearly eight months on - to answer Subject Access Requests from party members about what information was lost during a massive data breach back in October last year. 🧵
@allthecitizens / @TheEyeballsEN / @BylineTimes
Following news of a data breach affecting the Labour party, in which a ‘significant quantity of party data’ was rendered ‘inaccessible’, @allthecitizens can confirm that members still haven’t had their requests for information answered by the party.
In a press release following the attack, Labour announced that the data affected included ‘information provided to the Party by its members, registered and affiliated supporters, and other individuals who have provided their information’…
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Jepp, Sheryl #Sandberg tritt nach 14 Jahren als Kopf von #Facebook/#Meta zurück. Mal abgesehen davon, was sie danach so vor hat und wie ihr Verhältnis zu #Zuckerberg so ist, sollte man auch immer im Hinterkopf behalten, aus welcher Familie sie stammt.

Die war nämlich den 1/
Leuten sehr nahe, die unter anderem #Netanjahu hervorgebracht haben. Ohne den weder das Phänomen #Trump, noch #CambridgeAnalytica/#Brexit noch irgendetwas in der Form der #GOP/#GPQ möglich gewesen wäre.

Netanjahu war und ist, wie ich nicht müde werde zu betonen, ein enger
Freund der Familie von Jared #Kushner, der eine beispiellos fragwürde Karriere im Weißen Haus hingelegt hat. Karriere im Sinne von: Bekommt keine Sicherheitsfreigabe, erhält aber trotzdem Zugang zu Geheimnissen aller Art, macht magischerweise völlig zufällig Milliardendeals
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BIG BREAKING NEWS! The DC Attorney General is suing Mark Zuckerberg over #CambridgeAnalytica - but you know, that was clearly a storm in a teacup… snake oil… hmmm?! (READ the suit here:…) ⁦…
You can read about my role in revealing #CambridgeAnalytica’s wrongdoing & sign up for my newsletter on my website at & support my continued research exposing unethical influence industry practises and fight for accountability here
You can also attend a Q&A with me today here hosted by Cambridge Disinformation Summit @CambridgeCFRA - don’t miss it!!!
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18/. Wow!

#Palantir has hired former Head of AI at NHSX & member of SAGE Indra Joshi (who left in March) as it bids for £360 million NHS Federated Data Platform

Palantir rptdly taught #CambridgeAnalytica how to scrape data & have interest in genomic data…
19/. They’re not MAGA

They’re not QAnon

Curtis Yarvin & the rising right are crafting a different strain of conservative politics

How does billionaire #Palantir founder, Peter Thiel, fit into the plot? #PalantirPlan #DataGrab #Genomics #ThisIsNotADrill…
20/. Be afraid. Be very afraid!

“A pandemic & war in Europe have now conspired to shatter our collective illusions of stability & perpetual peace. #Palantir have spent nearly two decades preparing for this moment. This is our time & we intend to seize it”…
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The PM breaking #COVID19 lockdown rules then lying about it is serious

But there are MUCH bigger scandals than #Partygate (many of which I broke)

5/3/20 - #TakeItOnTheChin #HerdImmunityScandal

3/2/20 #GreenwichSpeech👇

15/5/20 #CarehomeScandal

👉the #DataGrab / #PalantirPlan
For me, my investigation began by chance on 8/3/20 when I stumbled on @BorisJohnson’s interview with @Schofe & @hollywills where he said “one theory is we could #TakeItOnTheChin

I clipped it & it went viral

Ironically, this was also the same day as first Briton died of #COVID
As #COVID19 hit, every epidemiologist/virologist made clear #HerdImmunity without a vaccine was an “outcome” not a “strategy”

Every behaviourist made clear “behavioural fatigue” was unscientific

Every expert knew about asymptomatic spread in Feb 2020

Then the penny dropped
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So some interesting things have surfaced in the last few weeks that I want to share. Be patient with me, I’m slow & get interrupted a lot. But, I think it’s worth it to share this information before the mid-term elections.

😃 Please don’t forget to vote in November…💙
This article from 04/06/2022 has been weighing on my mind…it’s regarding the #RockbridgeNetwork, defined as a coalition.

What is a “political coalition” in the US?
Not much. It’s basically a verbal, non-regulated agreement to finance an agreed upon political agenda.
While #RockbridgeNetwork is being considered a “new GOP coalition”, it isn’t, think #CambridgeAnalytica. Plus, it is not the only “new GOP coalition” popping up before mid-term elections. #ChestnutStreetCouncil has been started by Matt Schlapp, think #KochNetwork
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