Category: Propaganda, Censorship, Surveillance

20th July 2020 – Massive New Upcoming Documentary for 2020

Massive New Upcoming Documentary for 2020 Watch the Trailer Now: People You May Know You thought The Great Hack was good… I just wanted to let you know about the new extremely important upcoming documentary on religious data harvesting and misuse for propaganda ahead of the upcoming election ‘People You May Know’. I advised the filmmakers in the early stages on Cambridge Analytica… Read more →

18th July 2020 – New Brookings Article on Disinformation

This week I’m delighted to share with you my new blog published in The Brookings Institution’s Tech Tank Blog – in my article “We need tougher action against disinformation and propaganda,” I highlight the weaknesses in our approach to tackling disinformation, influence and information operations post-Cambridge Analytica scandal. The piece considers the action that’s STILL needed to address one of… Read more →

10th June 2020 – New Podcast on Coronavirus and Disinformation

The latest @OpenEUDebate podcast on disinformation (and what we do about it!) could not be more timely. I really enjoyed taking part in this discussion with Nad’a Kovalcikova, PhD. & Jorge Tuñón Navarro (PhD) with thanks to moderator Carlos Carnicero Urabayen and organizer Alvaro Oleart Listen here: Spotify https://t.co/vW5055nuA3 Apple https://t.co/dZF82md2vF Google https://t.co/bss0ByKewF #disinformation #misinformation #propaganda #fakenews #cambridgeanalytica #datarights #deception #factchecking #surveillance #influenceindustry #privacy Read more →

16th May 2020 – Cambridge Analytica Interactive Map Launch!

NEW: My 2019-20 major project website has just launched! I have put together an Interactive Cambridge Analytica Map which collates and analyzes reporting of the scandal-ridden company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and their subsidiary Cambridge Analytica (CA), whose wrongdoing I was central in exposing in 2018. It maps reported global reach (1989-2018), including clients and projects. It visualizes the expanding… Read more →

23rd April 2020 – Brittany Kaiser Guest Talk

Many of you will have watched in horror as we revealed ‘Cambridge Analytica’ and the Facebook scandals also unfolded in 2018. I’m delighted to share this video with you of a talk on Apr 23, 2020 with Brittany Kaiser, Former Business Development Director at Cambridge Analytica – one of the whistleblowers who was the central figure from the film The… Read more →

16th April 2020 – Ade Rudd Talk on Deception

Delighted to share the video of Ade Rudd‘s lecture for my ‘Propaganda: Dark arts in a digital age’ class at Bard College: “Clothing Naked Villainy: the Dark Art of Deception” The talk explores theory & introduces and analyzes examples of deception in war. Ade Rudd was ‘Behaviour Change Analyst’ & Warrant Officer in UK PSYOPS co-authoring NATO doctrine. This public… Read more →

11th January 2020 – New Year, New Reporting…

This week was BUSY!!! Last Sunday I was quoted in the Guardian today on the @Hindsightfiles #CambridgeAnalytica leaks explaining these were the tip of the iceberg with more to follow: “The documents reveal a much clearer idea of what actually happened in the 2016 US presidential election… a huge bearing on what will happen in 2020. It’s the same people… Read more →

19th December 2019 – New Chapter on LeaveEU, Cambridge Analytica

Delighted to share with you today news of the publication of an excellent new collection on propaganda. The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda Edited by: Paul Baines – University of Leicester Nicholas O’Shaughnessy – Queen Mary University of London Nancy Snow – Kyoto University of Foreign Studies It contains a chapter from me on Cambridge Analytica’s role in Brexit: ‘LeaveEU: Dark… Read more →

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