The new hard right - tactics & objectives

By Mike H | A curated list of articles detailing the tactics and objectives of the hard right, mostly relating to Brexit and Trump. Topics include financial interests, active measures and key figures.

Secretive institute behind Boris and Gove's Brexit letter to 'hijack' Number 10 faces probe by charity watchdog

• <b>A Mail on Sunday probe revealed the Legatum Institute's links to a 'hard Brexit'</b>• <b><br>They played key role in secret note written by Boris Johnson and</b> …

Did the DUP's controversial Brexit donors break the law - by refusing to reveal the secret source of their cash?

It appears the secretive group that channelled Leave cash to Theresa May’s allies got hit with a record fine - for breaking rules on donor disclosure …

The new Brexit minister, the arms industry, the American hard right… and Equatorial Guinea

Steve Baker, the new Brexit minister, has taken cash from the shady Constitutional Research Council… and a whole lot of other people too. Steve Baker …

Did Vote Leave commit a crime over its funding? Democracy demands to know | Jolyon Maugham

The Electoral Commission must urgently and robustly investigate the question of whether or not the ‘will of the people’ was bought<p>Late last year, the Electoral Commission started an investigation into a striking set of circumstances. In February 2016 Steve Baker MP, lobbying for Vote Leave to be …

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Robotrolling 2017/2 | StratCom

ROBERT MERCER — MONEY LAUNDERER FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN – q502 – Medium

<b>ROBERT MERCER — MONEY LAUNDERER FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN</b><p>Renaissance Technologies (RENTEC) is the second largest hedge fund in the US, managing $45 billion …

Christopher Chandler: billionaire behind Legatum think tank has unrivalled access to Brexit MPs

Revealed: Ukip whistleblowers raised fears about Breitbart influence on Brexit

Sources tell Guardian that senior ‘volunteers’ in Ukip before EU referendum were paid by the rightwing US website<p>Two internal Ukip whistleblowers filed complaints to the UK’s Electoral Commission over fears the party was making “unusual arrangements” with a pro-Trump website in the months before …

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Now Facebook's Russian advert crisis is turning towards Brexit

As Facebook, Google and Twitter face-off against US politicians over their role in disseminating Russian propaganda, authorities in the UK are …

Social-media images shown as evidence of 'Russian trolls'

<b>US senators have put on show several examples of what they believe to be Russia's attempt to influence US citizens via social media.</b><p>Facebook, Twitter and Google had previously shared with congressional investigators some examples of what they suspected to be adverts and messages posted by …

Here Are 14 Facebook and Instagram Ads that Russian Trolls Bought to Divide Americans

Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.<p>Lawmakers finally disclosed a small sample of the more than 3,000 ads that Russian trolls bought on Facebook and Instagram during the 2016 presidential election. In addition to the ads that …

Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance | Carole Cadwalladr

The WikiLeaks founder’s astonishing admission should prompt MPs finally to start asking questions<p>Last Wednesday, 11 months into Donald Trump’s new world order, in the first year of normalisation, a sudden unblurring of lines took place. A shift. A door of perception swung open.<p>Because that was the …

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What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump's Campaign?

News that Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix approached Wikileaks founder Julian Assange last year to exploit Hillary Clinton’s private emails has …

Brexit Twitter bots posted 65,000 messages then vanished after EU referendum

<b>A network of 13,000 Twitter bots posted 65,000 Brexit messages in the month before last year’s EU referendum – only to vanish shortly afterwards.</b><p>New …

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Trump-Linked Data Firm Removes State Dept., NATO Logos After NBC Questions

The company that created Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics operation that helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election, has removed the U.S. State Department logo and the NATO logo from its website after inquiries from NBC News.<p>The website of SCL Group, a private British behavioral …

Data firm behind Trump victory hits back at Brexit data breach allegations

The data analytics firm employed by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign team has hit back at allegations that it may have breached data protection …

Issue Brief: Distinguishing Disinformation from Propaganda, Misinformation, and “Fake News” – NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

<b>In This Brief:</b><p>What the word ‘disinformation’ means<br>• What sets disinformation apart from other forms of manipulative or persuasive content<br>• Why today’s …

How Brexit Was Engineered by Foreign Billionaires to Bring About Economic Chaos – for Profit | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

This article first appeared on GR in October 2017.<p><i>In this truly alarming story I connect three significant articles to show that Brexit, far from</i> …

MP calls for inquiry into Arron Banks and 'dark money' in EU referendum

Ben Bradshaw raises concerns over ‘foreign interference’ and says there are questions over wealth of leave campaign’s biggest backer<p>A Labour MP has said there are “real questions” about how much Arron Banks – the entrepreneur who bankrolled Brexit – is worth as he called on the government to …

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Was 'Tennessee' Twitter Account Really Russian Propaganda?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Was a Twitter account that claimed to represent Tennessee Republicans really part of Russian attempts to influence last year's …

Russian journalists publish massive investigation into St. Petersburg troll factory's U.S. operations

A day after Dozhd television published an interview with a former member of Russia’s infamous Internet Research Agency, the magazine RBC released a …

Sockpuppets, Secessionists, and Breitbart

<b>How Russia May Have Orchestrated a Massive Social Media Influence Campaign</b><p><i>By Jonathon Morgan and Kris Shaffer, with support from C.E. Carey, Wendy</i> …

Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’

The Russians who worked for a notorious St. Petersburg “troll factory” that was part of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to influence the 2016 presidential …

Twitter's turn in the barrel

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey overnight promised "a more aggressive stance" to deter harassment and protect speech, in an effort to defuse …

FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 23, 2017, the day he started as a Washington correspondent for Sputnik, Andrew Feinberg was emailed a copy of a “style guide” …

Dominic Cummings (@odysseanproject) deletes his Twitter account – piecing it back together

Dominic Cummings was Campaign Director of Vote Leave. His tweets from his account @odysseanproject became strangely compelling, and he was a …

Pierre Omidyar: 6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy

<i>Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, is a philanthropist, technologist and humanitarian. He is a member of</i> <i>The WorldPost</i> <i>editorial board.</i><p>While it’s hard to believe that helping strangers connect through the Internet was ever a radical idea, when I started eBay 22 years ago, it felt more like a social …

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