It’s good to see the media discussing possibility of coordination during the #brexit campaign again as more documents come out. This significance was unspoken in a lot of reporting on whether #CambridgeAnalytica worked on LeaveEU after @carolecadwalla and my evidence raised it.
Now people are seeing more of what the #CambridgeAnalytica scandal was about. The #scandal which spun off from it subsumed so much of the media attention it’s been difficult to get across other parts of the scandal. I discuss it all in my upcoming book see
The media have done a MASSIVE injustice to Britain, America and the rest of the world in propagating the myth that #CambridgeAnalytica was just about the #Facebook scandal. This vital interpretation is in my upcoming book and I illustrate global reach here
See also here currently the unethical parent company of #CambridgeAnalytica SCL’s methodology is being used to train militaries worldwide as governments plough money into fighting disinfo by hiring people implicated in the creation of the crisis
#Facebook scandal that should say

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12 Oct
BREAKING My article with @OCCRP on #Emic, spun off from #cambridgeanalytica parent company SCL - it continued work for governments shaping the future of global influence operations amid ongoing investigations @carolecadwalla @peterjukes @AndreaChalupa @DamianCollins @BardCollege
Training from #Emic may include the familiar faces including Nigel “no company’s whiter than white” Oakes - see my parliamentary evidence from 2018, here he is discussing how Hitler didn’t have a problem with the Jews...
Apparently these are trainers delivering methods that governments such as Canada and the Netherlands were happy to ignore the past history of unethical use to obtain. We must demand more of governments when they promise to investigate.
Read 12 tweets
26 Aug
This is the most MUST-READ article/upcoming book I’ve seen in a long time thanks to ⁦@doctorow⁩ “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero” I disagree/agree in numerous ways I will detail but it’s thoughtful 👍 so:…
This is how I have generally seen it... it’s really not about people posting targeted ads in new ways that are so convincing cause psychology in messaging... This misses the wider point. This is more structural.
this is not as much the type of activities I am focused on - people think information warfare is about sending about mass advertising 😬 no - you really have no idea, also small actions can produce big behavioral changes - you need to understand people to do that, not ads!
Read 10 tweets
18 Aug
What @snowden revealed was the construction and foundations of the same surveillance and influence nightmare that is now coming of age, weaponised worldwide. We needed that knowledge. Let’s learn the lessons, reform surveillant infrastructure and influence.
Don’t enable governments arguments designed to weaken Whistleblowing across the board and strip journalism of important protections.
Reform government contracting, increase oversight and reporting, do things in house if you’re going to, introduce #dataprivacy reforms we need and understand that an arms race in this surveillant influence nightmare does not make us safer.
Read 9 tweets
13 Apr
Often people say to me well propaganda is just telling people what they want to hear. If they think it anyway and seek reinforcement out 🤷🏻‍♀️ aren’t they just giving them what they wanted anyway? Has anything changed. These people miss the point...
The point is to change a behaviour by leveraging one of the things you think people want to hear in a way that moves them. The behaviour you want to change may be entirely irrelevant to the opinion they already hold which you are reinforcing, it’s just a lever, it’s misdirection.
Let’s say you want to divide a party and stop half the people voting. You might amplify whatever divides them. Sure, they already held those views and read news but if you can spread rumours, anger enough to stop them voting... that may not have happened had you not interfered.
Read 10 tweets
19 Feb
Great to see other outlets like @politico finally report this. Was @JeffHorwitz scoop that #CambridgeAnalytica staff were doing #Trump2020, other media v slow. Interesting effort to claim CA experience got nothing to do with Matt Oczkowski hire tho! 😆…
Yeh.... we believe you!
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5 Feb
“A former Obama administration official who has faced criticism from press freedom groups for her role as a senior adviser at NSO Group has stepped down from the Israeli spyware company.“ ⁦…
She’s a Senior Lecturer at @Kennedy_School and was going to host a webinar on safety of women journalists. The appalling irony. @Kennedy_School cancelled it yesterday. Unbelievable.…
It was an event to be hosted by @ShorensteinCtr! @Harvard why the hell are your lecturers involved with such a company? Surely their moral compass runs counter to academic ethics. This person is teaching? Have you seen what NSO do?!
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