Voicing Dissent: Dark Money Deep Data
Dark Money Deep Data (20 September 2017) brought together journalists who have illuminated some of modern politics’ murkiest corners, including Peter York, Carole Cadwalladr, Mary Fitzgerald and James Patrick. They have uncovered the secret funding that was channeled through Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to provide vast funds for Leave campaigners during the Brexit referendum. They have established clear connections between wholesale voter targeting on social media and the US far right. And they have shed new light on Russia’s role as the international cleaning house of illegally-traded data, commercial hostile-bot capability, and weaponised info wars. There are programme notes here: https://www.byline.com/column/74.