Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks

More details are emerging about the scale and scope of disgraced data company Cambridge Analytica’s activities in elections around the world — via a cache of internal documents that’s being released by former employee and self-styled whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser. The now shut down data modelling company, which infamously used stolen Facebook data to target voters for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 U.S. election, was at the center of the data misuse scandal that, in 2018, wiped billions off Facebook’s share price and contributed to a $5BN FTC fine for the tech giant last summer. However plenty of questions remain, including where, for whom and exactly how Cambridge Analytica and its parent entity SCL Elections operated; as well as …

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: We cannot give in. Thats how they win

Losing the 2016 US election was devastating, but Clinton is keeping up the fight. Mother and daughter talk about authoritarianism, inspiring women and why thrillers are the perfect escape If there is a prevailing message in Hillary and Chelsea Clintons The Book of Gutsy Women albeit perhaps not precisely the one they meant it is that making change for women and girls is painful, tough, and requires almost inhuman reserves of personal grit. The volume is a collection of mini-biographies of gutsy women, and its intended mood, I surmise, is upbeat and inspirational. The subjects range from the learned 17th-century Mexican nun Suor Juana de la Cruz to the bracingly named Cherokee politician Barbara Mankiller. But behind the celebratory gloss …

Don Jr. Distances Dad From Kentucky Governors Race: This Has Nothing to Do With Trump

With the Laura Ingraham absolved President Trump of any blame for incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevins potential loss. Noting that only a few thousand votes separated Bevin from challenger Andy Beshear and the Associated Press had yet to call the race, Ingraham took issue with other cable news networks tying the results to the president, who heldwhere Democrats took over the state legislature. Towards the end of her show, Ingraham would remind Fox News viewers that Bevin was highly unpopular and Trump was the only reason the race was as close as it was. Trump comes into town, and Trump gets this thing tied up at 49-49, she asserted. Thats who brought the race this close. If Trump hadnt come …

Zelenskiy’s brush with Trump won’t help him end Ukraine’s war | Liana Semchuk

The chances of peace in Donbass look slim, says politics PhD student Liana Semchuk At a press marathon in Kyiv last week, Volodymyr Zelenskiy end the war. Thats a tough ask for a former comedy actor who had barely got his feet under the presidential desk before being snarled up in a Donald Trump impeachment scandal that has led some Ukrainians to refer to their leader as Monica Zelenskiy. Ukraines war is rightly Zelenskiys priority, having now claimed more than Trump impeachment saga is an unwelcome distraction for him. It came as a result of a phone call with the US president in July. The call triggered a leak from a whistleblower, claiming that Trump had temporarily withheld military aid …