Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Mar. 02, 2019 1 min read

NEW: How Facebook buys influence around the world. Vast global lobbying operation revealed in explosive internal docs obtained by @ObserverUK & @ComputerWeekly
 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/02/facebook-global-lobbying-campaign-against-data-privacy-laws-investment?CMP=share_btn_tw 

Ireland plays key role as it regulates tech companies on behalf of all 28 EU members. But it’s beholden to the same companies for jobs & growth. Extraordinary revelations here on how Irish PM promised to covertly lobby in Europe on Facebook’s behalf...

And here’s how Facebook does it. Send in Sheryl to play bad cop. Give us the laws we want. Or we’ll site our data centres elsewhere..

...and then there’s the way Facebook deploys ‘female empowerment’ as a way of advancing its corporate agenda. Here’s Sandberg trying to use her feminist memoir to ‘bond’ with a hostile EU commissioner


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