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Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer.
More government boosting for Dominic Cummings’s friends at Faculty. The data firm that worked out who to target where - with lies crafted by Cummings - in Brexit is now a govt-endorsed expert on disinfo.
▶️ POACHERS TO GAMEKEEPERS? Vote Leave Data Firm Now Promoted by Government as Anti-Disinformation Expert An AI company which Dominic Cummings employed is being marketed to foreign countries as an antidote to fake news... Exclusive by @Sam Bright 👇 https://bylinetimes.com/2020/08/07/poachers-to-gamekeepers-vote-leave-data-firm-promoted-by-governme...
We are LIVE! Please join us for our weekly briefing either here on Twitter or on YouTube. Prof @Christina Pagel is updating us on latest figures & @Andy Burnham will be joining us at 1.50pm to discuss situation on the ground in Manchester. This week we are focusing on Test & Trace
I am so pleased that @RT UK is now marked as ‘Russia state-affiliated media’ so that we can now see how closely the Kremlin’s talking points & agenda align with Nigel Farage’s
“I sympathise with their frustration at seeing these scenes.” UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a record number of migrants were intercepted crossing the #EnglishChannel on Thursday.
After a 3-month FOI battle we reveal that the energy minister met major Tory donor and Aquind director Alexander Temerko. A month later the department for business declared Aquind’s £1.2bn project “nationally significant”. @George Greenwood & myself https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/energy-minister-met-russian-donor-alexander-temerko-despite-warni...
Spoiler: they were the wrong kind of masks. The problem with this government isn’t just that it is grossly grossly corrupt. It is also grossly grossly incompetent
QAnon is a dangerous conspiracy theory whose adherents claim, among other things, that the world is controlled by a politically powerful group of child sex traffickers. And yet Facebook continues to allow this ideology on its site: https://www.adl.org/blog/hateful-and-conspiratorial-groups-on-facebook #StopHateForProfit
So many people helped with this: teams at @UCLH are doing extraordinary work combing research & care. Healthcare staff finding ingenious work-arounds to so many new problems. Worth bearing in mind that we still do not have an adequate testing or contact tracing system
Tonight at 9pm we’ll be watching @BBC One #survivingthevirus with @Dr Xand van Tulleken 🏳️🌈 at @CNWL NHS FT and @Chris van Tulleken 🏳️🌈 from @The HTD here at UCLH helping during the peak of the #pandemic 🙏 our patients & staff for sharing important stories about #Covid_19 at such a difficult time💙
Geordie Grieg, editor of the Daily Mail, helped Evgeny Lebedev (pictured, left) whose peerage is praised in this article buy the Evening Standard, then become his editor, and still sits on the Standard’s board of directors.
MAIL EXCLUSIVE: Russian envoy’s chilling warning #TomorrowsPapersToday
This appears pretty unsalvageable. I'm struggling to wrap my head around how they would make up for the lost capacity. The regional food and aid chain will have to be reconfigured. I imagine some smart people are on it, but whatever they come up with, it'll be super vulnerable. https://twitter.com/tobiaschneider/status/1290716494528155648
Very interesting story & great investigation by @George Greenwood & team. And a lot of questions
Solidarity & 💕 to the Lebanese this morning. 25 years ago I was living in Beirut as it struggled to recover from civil war. So many struggles since. But this is overwhelming. A tiny country with >1 million refugees. Years of corruption had left it on point of economic collapse