As the US Justice Department sues pardoned Paul Manafort over undisclosed foreign banks accounts, Zamaan Qureshi follows the financial links with Putin’s oligarch Oleg Deripaska and a Russian intelligence agent
Matt Bernadini investigates Auspex – a successor to the infamous political consulting firm – which was launched with a promise to deliver more positive social change
Professor David Carroll reflects on the “colonialist, aristocratic, and oligarchic” assumptions of the campaigning firm involved in Trump and Brexit
Facebook hacking, voter suppression, psychographic targeting? Four years on the congressional denials turn out to be false, reports Zamaan Qureshi
From Leveson to Brexit, phone-hacking to Cambridge Analytica, Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic Cummings could end the cycle of corruption
Heidi Siegmund Cuda talks to network disinformation specialist Dave Troy about how a trifecta of Conservative, Russian and military psyops tried to overturn global democracy
Former MP Ian Lucas scrutinises a recent letter from the Information Commissioner addressing the links between Cambridge Analytica and the pro-Brexit campaigns
Nafeez Ahmed digs deeper into the censorship of an article he wrote attacking those on the left who are boycotting the largest campaign to get Muslims out to vote in next month’s Presidential Election
Tom Scott on how new revelations about voter suppression the US raise urgent questions about psychographic targeting of UK voters and plans to strip citizens of data protection rights
Nafeez Ahmed reveals how concerns around privacy and trust in the UK Government’s centralised COVID-19 tracing system are matched by doubts about its effectiveness.
While the right has turned politics into a culture war, the left has yet to tackle the politics of culture, says Hardeep Matharu.
Peter Jukes on evidence that a former Guardian writer working for the Israeli security company threatened the award-winning Observer journalist.
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas explains why we still need answers on electoral wrongdoing and data antics during the EU Referendum.
With Boris Johnson having suppressed a report into how Russian spies penetrated the Conservative Party and UKIP, Peter Jukes looks at how Russian interference in Brexit online campaigning set the stage for Donald Trump.
As Bannon’s PR stunt near El Paso is swiftly followed by a horrific mass shooting, Hardeep Matharu looks back the Cambridge Analytica origins of ‘Build the Wall’.
Peter Jukes dissects the populist, nationalist ideologue’s BBC performance and the Prime Minister’s failure to account for his relationship to him and his company Cambridge Analytica.
Boris Johnson finally launched his bid to become Britain’s Prime Minister today, and it’s clear that the same dark money and data are behind him.
Trump’s top donor, Robert Mercer, is at the centre of a multimillion-dollar anti-Muslim propaganda industry responsible for creating and spreading the same Islamophobic rhetoric found in the New Zealand shooter’s manifesto.
Following the FACTS outlined by the congressional requests for documents, Caroline Orr sets out the road map ahead and argues a new era of accountability is on the way for Trump and his digital operation
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s final report on disinformation and fake news reveals new evidence and calls for new investigations into dark data, dark money and Russian influence in British elections.
As Steve Bannon is identified of the ‘High-Ranking’ Trump Campaign official in the Roger Stone indictment, the question of Russian collusion not only moves upwards to the President, but across the Atlantic
There’s little doubt Boris Johnson was inspired in his deep state rhetoric by Steve Bannon…. The problem for Boris Johnson is that Steve Bannon is a key subject of the FBI investigation into Russian interference.
The first in an occasional series to accompany the UNTOLD: Dial M for Mueller podcast with Carole Cadwalldr on why Britain needs an FBI-style investigation into Brexit.