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⚡️Kathy E Gill @kegill
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This week’s overshadowed-by-Helsinki news:

Cambridge Analytica's servers were accessed in Russia or from Russian IP addresses AND that access appears to have been Facebook data.

Plus links to Trump #thread…
Discovered in this highly recommended July 19 @npr @nprfreshair interview with @carolecadwalla about #cambridgeAnalytica…
I did not know that Trump introduced Nigel Farage at a Mississippi rally and said “if Brexit can happen in Britain, then I can get elected in the United States.”
Robert Mercer started #CambridgeAnalytica and was a main donor to Trump’s campaign

Steve Bannon was vice president for Cambridge Analytica and Trump’s campaign manager.
In 2012, Bannon opened a London branch of Breitbart to support Nigel Farage's mission to take Britain out of the EU.

Farage thanked Bannon and Breitbart on the day that Article 50, the formal process of leaving the European Union, was triggered.
There’s another link between Trump and Brexit: Arron Banks, who is married to a Russian and “gave more money towards the Brexit campaign than any other person in Britain”. He’s the subject of an investigation; where does his money come from?
“His wealth is all, if it exists, is offshore in these sort of dark money structures in tax havens.” @carolecadwalla
Banks has a close relationship with the Russian ambassador in London, Ambassador Yakovenko. Mueller calls him “a high-level contact between the Trump campaign in the Kremlin.” Enter the indicted George Papadopoulos.
On the same day in November 2015 that Banks launched his official Brexit campaign run by Farage ... the Leave EU campaign... Banks had a meeting with the Russian ambassador.
“The question about whether Banks was used as a conduit for Russian money to help fund the Brexit campaign is being investigated now by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.” Terry Gross
“And it comes back to, time and time again, the role of Silicon Valley in these elections is the really, really key thing.” @carolecadwalla
Last week Britain fined Facebook the maximum for its data leak that powered Cambridge Analytica…
And the British Information Commissioner's Office has 40 full-time investigators and is coordinating with Mueller.
“It's ... the fact that their head offices were in Britain and that they were processing U.S. voters' data in Britain that has enabled this [investigation] to happen.” @carolecadwalla
I agree with @carolecadwalla here: “I kind of think that Facebook considers the rest of the world as lesser, as less consequential, as less important”
“I really do very seriously think that Britain should consider banning Facebook from having any role in any of our elections because if you've got a foreign company which is playing an absolutely pivotal role in your elections but yet it's completely unaccountable...”
It’s also @twitter
This week the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account, the Kremlin, targeted @carolecadwalla (fake news claim) while defending Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.
“this is like an act of warfare against independent media, against the press” ... while Twitter twiddles its thumbs.
Earlier, Arron Banks and Nigel Farage's campaign had retweeted the Russian Embassy when it was accusing @carolecadwalla of being “a bad journalist and with an agenda”
“They did this...mock video of me” using a clip from "Airplane!" They superimposed Carole’s face on a woman acting hysterical. “People ... slap her around the face, and then they threaten her with a gun.” They added the Russian national anthem to the soundtrack.
“thousands of people actually reported that to Twitter and to the police and to Leave.EU and it didn't come down.”

This is information warfare.
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