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1/3 What's going on with "Brave Browser", being heavily promoted on Brexiter channels? It claims to be a browser that blocks ads & website trackers. It tempts users with opportunities to earn "Basic Attention Tokens" (BAT) exchangeable for cyber-currency by watching ads...
2/3 It also seems to be funneling cash towards “Brexit MPs”. The US corporation behind it was founded by Brendan Eich, who resigned from Mozilla after it emerged he’d been funding the anti-same-sex marriage movement in California.
3/3 Brexiters (who, exactly?) seem to have found another way of siphoning money from right-wing US donors - & one that simultaneously enriches these donors. And what kind of ads will users of this browser be encouraged to watch? Not hard to guess... @carolecadwalla @MollyMEP
It's not just "#Brexit MPs". Brave Browser is also being advertised as a channel through which to fund the neo-Nazi group Nordfront (Nordic Resistance) in Sweden, and in Finland, where the group has been banned following violent attacks on anti-racism and gay pride demonstrators.
For the record, @BrendanEich of Brave Browser informs me that Nordfront has been removed as an affiliate, though it continues to advertise the browser on its site. No info on "Brexit.MP" is forthcoming. It would be interesting to see a full list of Brave affiliates.
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