The great British Brexit robbery: how UK's democracy was hijackedQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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Some snippets from this long, must-read article.
A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum.
...“this dark, dystopian data company that gave the world Trump,” Cambridge Analytica-- a psychological warfare firm. Psyops. Psychological operations – the same methods the military use to effect mass sentiment change. It’s what they mean by winning ‘hearts and minds’. We were just doing it to win elections in the kind of developing countries that don’t have many rules.”
...the story of Cambridge Analytica is one of the most profoundly unsettling of our time. . It's clear the power & dominance of the Silicon Valley – Google & Facebook and a small handful of others – are at the centre of the global tectonic shift we are currently witnessing.