Hard Brexit Group Spends £350,000 on Facebook

[…] In five months, “Britain’s Future” has placed more than 2,600 ads at a cost of £344,981, according to these disclosures, spending tens of thousands of pounds more than the best-resourced Remain-supporting groups and nearly twice as much as the major political parties put together. []

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“Brexit Is Such an Affront Because It Is a Battle in a Culture War as Surely and Pointlessly as Trump’s Wall”

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Leave Has More Clout in Social Media than Remain

Putin’s project works well for Putin.
https://www.byline.com/column/67/article/2428:

[…] Brexit is a disease and Britain is a contagion risk which could unpick the fabric of the whole of Europe and leave millions more people facing much worse than even no deal. []

Intentionally Compromising Users’ Privacy

If there remained any doubt that Facebook’s business practices intentionally compromise users’ privacy and recklessly undermine democratic norms, it was put to rest on Monday, when the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British House of Commons issued a hundred-and-eight-page report, incongruously titled “Disinformation and ‘fake news.’ ” In a drama that played out over a few days in November, the committee’s chair, Damian Collins, a Tory M.P., had outwitted Facebook’s legal team when he summoned an American app developer named Ted Kramer to Parliament. []

Italy: A Little Help from Putin

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