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Did Patel, Ambedkar really oppose Article 370?First of all, very idea that a few members of previous Cabinet can be singled out by later-day historians/politicians to prove a point is flawed, as a Cabinet is supposed to function on the principle of collective responsibility.>>
Alleged opposition of Ambedkar & Patel to Article 370 is unsustainable defence for any step taken by today’s Cabinet, simply on this ground.
2nd, document & evidence show that the then Cabinet led by former PM Nehru worked on mutual consultations on the Kashmir issue.#Kashmir >
Besides, in Nehru’s day, all powers were not centralised /concentrated in PM’s Office, as has become norm today. Patel’s biographer Rajmohan Gandhi points out: ‘Gandhi, Nehru & Patel formed a crucial triumvirate that agreed that independent India would not be a Hindu Rashtra >>
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Everybody watching the Great Hack on Netflix is truly shocked at the lengths to which our personal data was collected in Facebook and manipulated for political gain, even those who were already aware of it are astonished.

netflix.com/title/80117542…
It’s far worse than you can imagine. The brexit result in 2016 is very clearly suspect. For those of you who keep insisting that Facebook did not make grannies in Carlisle vote for brexit well HOW DO YOU KNOW?
I promise you millionaires who bought brexit did not become rich by spending millions on something which makes no difference. The referendum margin was 1,269,501 people. If only just over half
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#ImpeachmentInquiryNow

"[Bannon] sees cultural warfare as the means to create enduring change in American politics," Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower from SCL, told the Senate on Wednesday (via Reuters). "It was for this reason Mr. Bannon engaged SCL, a foreign (1/2)
military contractor, to build an arsenal of informational weapons he could deploy on the American population."

newsweek.com/steve-bannon-w… (2/2)
Trump is very suggestible:

"Trump tends to echo the words of whomever last spoke to him, making direct access to him even more valuable, the people said, requesting anonymity to talk about internal campaign discussions."

washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
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My worry: we’re covering and they’re executing political ad spending the same as 2016. Micro-targeting, lookalike targeting, custom audience matching in Facebook for political persuasion is all just as legal as 2016. This is a very, very bad thing. axios.com/where-trumps-f…
Data was illegally harvested, data was sold and then it was used to microtarget with voter suppression efforts. There has been no change in leadership at Facebook. Other than verbal promises from Facebook, it's not clear what will prevent this from happening again.
Point being, we're so beyond spend and topics. dark ads and content microtargeted to audiences is still a reality. recalled last night how I watched live someone from rural Michigan receive microtargeted intentionally false info thru Facebook the day before the 2016 election.
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