Tag: AggregateIQ

The Weaponized Propaganda Machine – Chapter 5

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. – George Orwell, 1984 As we’ve already seen, data gathered by companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter allows them to target adverts based on our every click. They can build detailed profiles about our personality,…

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How Dark Ads On Facebook Undermine Democracy: Part 1

It used to be that how you voted depended very much on your class or where you were born or grew up. But in recent years, people have been, as Alexander Nix then CEO of Cambridge Analytica, puts it, ‘buoyed by the availability of information and a plethora of options available on the…

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BeLeave and the Vote Leave Links Explained

BeLeave was founded by Darren Grimes, a then 23-year-old fashion student from County Durham, a Liberal Democrat member with a talent for graphic design and social media marketing. The BeLeave logo (not dissimilar to the Vote Leave logo) can be found on Vote Leave’s own website, where BeLeave is listed as an “outreach group”….

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What The Latest Revelations About The DUP and Vote Leave Mean

The DUP dark money scandal has been bubbling along on the back burner for the past few months. Since the wave of revelations last year regarding Richard Cook and the Constitutional Research Council, there has been a slow drip of information surrounding the mysterious Brexit donor. But Jim Fizpatrick and BBC Spotlight uncovered…

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Why You Should Care Whether Cambridge Analytica Worked With Leave.EU

This is not about being hurt about the result of the referendum. This is not even about overturning the referendum result or attempting to force another referendum. This is about understanding who pushed for Brexit, who aided and abetted the Leave campaign groups, and why they did it. British law forbids donations from…

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How On Earth Have Leave.EU Got Away With This?

British law forbids donations from foreign – or impermissible – donors, in order to maintain the integrity of the British Electoral system. So the idea that any foreign entity, company, or individual should be trying to influence the UK electoral process or political landscape should be cause for concern for anyone who cares…

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