Carole Cadwalladr+ Your Authors @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Jul. 21, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors


🇬🇧 There will be no smoking gun (no-one expects there to be). These are complex, systemic issues

🇬🇧 Right-wing outriders Guido, Spiked, Spectator, Telegraph will claim ‘victory’ whatever #RussiaReport actually says

🇬🇧 Coordinated social media pile-ons incoming

I have meeting at 10.30 so by time I look up, I expect:

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Arron Banks to be totally ‘vindicated’. (He announced himself a victim on Sun to be ‘cleared’ on Tues)

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 I will be a ‘Remoaner conspiracist’ whose ‘theories’ are in ‘tatters’

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland will be in for a bashing

🇬🇧The national security implications will be ignored in favour of hot takes from political pundits

🇬🇧The role of Boris Johnson in covering it up will be deflected by anonymous briefings to political journalists from no 10

🇺🇸We will have to wait for America to wake up to get it

😱The same social media platforms used by bad actors to interfere in our politics will be used to spin the news today

😱When you look at Twitter today remember the 4 Ds. Dismiss. Distort. Distract. Dismay.

😱Twitter ‘talking points’ are not the story. They are the distraction

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