Dark Money, Social Media Influence and Voting

Dark Money, Social Media Influence and Voting May 13, 2019

I know this is a few weeks old now, but I think this is a must-watch video concerning the influence of media organisations and dark money on elections, notably (here) Brexit and the EU referendum and result, as well as the policies and negotiations enacted thereafter.

The talk description is as follows:

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

 

Here is an interview with Carole Cadwalladr, given by James O’Brien on LBC:


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