Media Reporting – Cambridge Analytica/LeaveEU

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA/LEAVE.EU

Evidence to the UK The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Fake News Inquiry – 16th April 2018

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US

Extensive Reporting in Hjelmgaard, K ‘Steve Bannon: Fired architect of Trump’s campaign insists he’s still relevant. Others aren’t so sure‘ in USA Today on 13th December 2018


US

Interview on ‘Make It Plain’ with Mark Thompson on SiriusXM on 21st November 2018


UK

Discussion of my evidence on ‘Politics Live‘, BBC 2, on 19th November 2018


France

Extensive Reporting in ‘Gilets jaunes : peut-on exclure des interventions sur les réseaux sociaux similaires à celles observées lors de l’élection présidentielle américaine ou du Brexit ?‘ by Franck DeCloquement, Atlantico, on 20th November 2018


Austria

Mention in ‘Email-Leaks offenbaren Bannon-Verbindungen zu Brexit-Kampagne‘ in Der Standard, on 20th November 2018


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Brittany Kaiser on Working with Steve Bannon and the Company’s Role in Brexit,’ by Marin Cogan, in Elle, on 20th November 2018


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘Arron Banks looked at US fundraising for Leave.EU, emails show‘, Financial Times on 19th November 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Read the emails linking Steve Bannon to Brexit‘ by Heather Timmons, Quartz, on 18th November 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Emails reveal Arron Banks’ links to Steve Bannon in quest for campaign cash‘ by Mark Townsend & Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer, 17th November 2018

Briant told the Observer: “This chain of emails brings all these different threads and people together … here it is revealed starkly in hard documentary evidence that foreign funders and transatlantic interests and Ukip and Bannon and data and money are all being discussed. And it’s really striking how their desire to influence politics and simultaneously make money completely overlap.”


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Brexit bankroller Arron Banks, Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon – explosive emails reveal fresh links‘ by Peter Geoghegan, Open Democracy, on 17th November 2018


US

Extensive Reporting ‘New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica’s Role in Brexit’ by Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, on 17th November 2018


US

Reporting in ‘Who is Sam Patten?’ By Curt Devine, CNN on 1st September 2018


US

Reporting in ‘U.S. Associate of Indicted Russian Pleads Guilty, to Cooperate With Mueller’ by Nathan Lane & David Alexander, US News & World Report on 1st September 2018


US

Extensive Reporting in Dreher, A ‘How A ‘Brexit Boys’ Project Ended Up in Jackson Court‘ in Jackson Free Press on 13th June 2018


US

Extensive Reporting in Dreher, A ‘UPDATED: Inside the ‘Brexit Boys’ Data Project at Ole Miss‘ Jackson Free Press on 7th June 2018


US

Extensive Reporting in Gates, J ‘Court case tries to answer whether British citizens’ personal data ended up in Mississippi‘ in Clarion Ledger on 6th June 2018 


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are part of a bigger problem’ in Digital Journal on 17th April 2018


Mexico

Extensive Reporting in ‘Fundador de Cambridge Analytica compara a Trump con Hitler‘ in Lopez-Doriga Digital on 18th April 2018


Canada

Extensive Reporting in ‘Cambridge Analytica: les données auraient été utilisées pour propager la peur‘ in Montreal Metro on 16th April 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘MPs urged to probe if Brexit campaign handed insurance company’s customer data to Cambridge Analytica‘ in The Mirror on 27th March 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Unethical not to’ submit Brexit interviews to MPs, says academic‘ in Times Higher Education on 22nd April 2018


Indonesia

Extensive Reporting in ‘Mantan CEO Cambridge Analytica Tolak Bersaksi di Inggris‘ in Voice of America Indonesia on 22nd April 2018.


Israel

Extensive Reporting in ‘Trump utilise les musulmans comme Hitler les juifs – Cambridge Analytica‘ in The Times of Israel on 18th April 2018. alytica/


UK

Extensive Reporting in Porritt, Richard ‘Leave.EU comms chief praises Nazi’s propaganda‘ in The New European on 17th April 2018.


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Facebook scandal takes new twist with campaigners Hitler comments‘ in The National on 17th April 2018

 


Canada

Extensive Reporting in CTV News ‘Expert: Cambridge Analytica helped Trump campaign spread anti-Muslim fear‘  by Danica Kirka – 16th April 2018.

‘A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win.

University of Essex lecturer Emma Briant made the comments in explanatory essays submitted to the media committee of the U.K. Parliament as part of its inquiry into fake news. She has studied SCL Group, the conglomerate that includes Cambridge Analytica, for a decade.

Briant, who interviewed the group’s employees for her academic research, submitted recordings of those discussions as well as the essays to the U.K. Electoral Commission, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the committee. Her intent was to discuss “Cambridge Analytica’s grossly unethical conduct enacted for profit,” according to evidence released on Monday.’


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Brexit: ‘Rife misuse’ of data by Leave.EU, MPs told‘ by BBC News on 17th April 2018

‘Mr Wigmore was talking to university lecturer Emma Briant for an upcoming book on the Trump campaign. He told Ms Briant “the only way” Leave.EU would be successful was to “follow the Trump doctrine”. “The more outrageous we are, the more attention we’ll get, and the more attention we get, the more outrageous we’ll be,” said Mr Wigmore.’


UK

Mention in The Independent:  ‘How Silicon Valley, spooks and the super rich took control of the 21st century‘ by Youssef El-Gingihy – April 2018

‘Some authorities, such as Emma Briant (author of Propaganda and Counter-Terrorism: Strategies for Global Change), have stated that Cambridge Analytica has the technological capability to effect behavioural and psychological change.’

 


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear‘ by The Seattle Times on 16th April 2018.

 


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Lawmakers publish evidence that Cambridge Analytica work helped Brexit group‘ in Reuters, on 16th April 2018.

 


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘The CEO of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company compared Trump propaganda tactics to Hitler‘ by Business Insider on 17th April 2018.

 


UK

 

Extensive Reporting in ‘Fake news inquiry raises concerns over targeting of voters in Brexit referendum‘ by David Pegg and Pamela Duncan in The Guardian, on 16th April 2018

 

‘Material from the interviews, conducted by Emma Briant, an academic specialising in propaganda, has been published by the digital, culture, media and sport committee in connection with its inquiry into fake news. Sign up to our Brexit weekly briefing Read more In another excerpt, Leave.EU’s former communications director, Andy Wigmore can be heard saying that the group sent Nigel Farage to locations identified as prime campaigning targets by insurance actuaries. Wigmore also apparently told Briant that Leave.EU copied strategies shared with them by Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal, as part of preliminary work. Leave.EU never formally hired the company.’

 


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘Long Before Cambridge Analytica, a Belief in the ‘Power of the Subliminal’’ The Saturday Profile By Ellen Barry in The New York Times on 20th April 2018.

 


 

UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Founder of Facebook data harvesting firm praises Nazi propaganda’ in Middle East Eye on 17th April 2018


 

UK

Radio Interview on ‘Profile of Nigel Oakes‘ on BBC Radio 4 25th March 2018.

 


US

Extensive Reporting in ‘Brexit campaign chief praised ‘very clever’ Nazi propaganda‘ in Business Insider on 17th April 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘‘Brexit Bad Boy’ Andy Wigmore and why praising the Nazis is never a good idea’ in The Guardian on 17th April 2018


UK

Extensive Reporting in ‘Leave.EU chief Andy Wigmore admits copying Trump tactics‘ The Times of London on 17th April 2018


UK

Mention in ‘Trump Campaign Used Social Media Manipulation, Says The Guardian‘ in Clean Technica on 27th May 2017

 

 


 

 


UK

Mention in  The Independent:  ‘How Silicon Valley, spooks and the super rich took control of the 21st century‘ by Youssef El-Gingihy – April 2018

 


US

Mention in Daily Kos: More On Robert Mercer: Delete Your Account –Or– The Carnage Of Data Fascism – Freeraven – 1st March 2017

 


UK

Quoted in award winning article in The Observer: Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media by Carole Cadwalladr  – 26th February 2017

 


US

Quoted in The Washington Post: After working for Trump’s campaign, British data firm eyes new U.S. government contracts – 17th February 2017

 

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