Stunning reporting. Mind-bogglingly sourced and devastatingly assembled. 50+ people put themselves at risk to inform the public. Take a bow @sheeraf @nickconfessore @ceciliakang @AllMattNYT @jacknicas
Thread of annotated clippings…
My only criticism of the piece pertains to an omission in this paragraph. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica each broke UK data law during the elections. ICO report gives NYT necessary substance to be more conclusive here. And yet… https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/reports/2260277/investigation-into-the-use-of-data-analytics-in-political-campaigns-20181107.pdf …
Joel Kaplan (Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s BFF) here epitomizing the reflexive control mechanism of Kremlin active measures. Partisanship ensures our paralysis. Cover-up plots, subverting law, and corporate sponsored disinformation campaigns ensue in self-sabotage. #DelayDenyDeflect
This…is not a good look for Senator Schumer.
Campaign contributions, cronyism, and nepotism aren’t the only reasons why lawmakers might be deferential to Facebook, a new de facto privatized elections regulator and electorate-as-a-service, campaign-in-a-box. #DelayDenyDeflect
Will close out this thread with the buried lede from yesterday’s damming Facebook FTC consent decree violation story from NYT. I think this would be the first time Paper of Record acknowledges illicit Facebook data was used by the Trump campaign. https://nyti.ms/2z7WJHv
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