Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Dec. 19, 2018 1 min read

Important new story from @PeterKGeoghegan & @opendemocracy. The Electoral Commission clearly needs to re-open its investigation into LeaveEU & Cambridge Analytica. There's also troubling new questions for the govt here...

Cambridge Analytica email states CA is undertaking Target Audience Analysis (TAA) for LeaveEU. But there's something else not in the story. Brittany Kaiser told parliament that TAA was "export controlled" by the British govt & considered "weapons grade communications tactics"

So, what we have here is UK defence contractor to the British government using technology paid for & developed by British taxpayers. Being turned on the British electorate. But...plot twist! We have no idea who paid for it. 

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