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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

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In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

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51 Comments on Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

  1. Spencer Arnot // 10th June 2019 at 5:24 pm // Reply

    Well this comment section is going to be entertaining.

  2. Dillon Jayasuriya // 10th June 2019 at 5:26 pm // Reply

    Roger McNamee’s Zucked boom addresses this as well

  3. Technology man…

  4. Delete your FB accounts, it’s mindfuckery at it’s best! Lock psycho Mark Z. up! ! !

  5. Does anyone even use Facebook anymore?

  6. Asif Mojtoba // 10th June 2019 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    *I just use Facebook for memes only tbh*

  7. MATH Genius // 10th June 2019 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    This video is gonna blow up real quick.

  8. Capris Shelton // 10th June 2019 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    Anyone with brains
    knows about Facebook !!!

    • And how it murders people and causes suicide, how it spread lies and misinformation and hate to elect trump and now how it almost destroyed Europe. Yes, everyone knows about that criminal organisation.

    • Muhammed Ahmed // 10th June 2019 at 6:24 pm // Reply

      @zztop3000 “almost destroyed Europe” could you elaborate on that?

    • @zztop3000 Spread misinformation and hate to elect Trump? As a US citizen i can tell you the only people spreading real hate were in enemies and those who didn’t vote at all.

    • But isn’t the world laughing especially China for banning Facebook in the last 10 years or so?

  9. Andrey Sanin // 10th June 2019 at 5:43 pm // Reply

    Budapest Memorandum does not work

  10. The only thing I like about Facebook is the fact that it is a birthday reminder.
    I do not endorse Facebook or live on it like lots of people do I am more of a YouTube junkie such as the Ted show.
    Facebook can go away as far as I’m concerned but most likely it won’t.
    Keith Kuhn

    • YOUTUBE is doing same thing. Is blocking, hiding people comments. Is pushing one narrative.

    • Jacob Hansen // 10th June 2019 at 6:45 pm // Reply

      LOL! I just use it as a birthday reminder too. Haven’t posted anything in years.

    • guywiththebottle // 10th June 2019 at 9:10 pm // Reply

      @rafaelo rp How is promoting political ads the same as blocking and hiding toxic people in youtube comment sections?

    • Angel of gaming // 10th June 2019 at 9:52 pm // Reply

      @rafaelo rp well, time to move into alternative social media and or video uploading platform.
      Oh wait, FB and YT have CRUSHED their competitors.
      We are scr*w*d.

    • @guywiththebottle hahaha toxic? But the left and their toxicity aren’t being banned.

  11. Facebook is only useful for private meme groups.

  12. Luxus Häuser // 10th June 2019 at 6:03 pm // Reply

    Facebook is a behemoth.

  13. Chris Mason // 10th June 2019 at 6:52 pm // Reply

    It wasn’t a shock to some of us.

  14. FunGames Only // 10th June 2019 at 7:07 pm // Reply

    World Leaders: Which Side You Are?
    Facebook: Yes!

  15. Khmer Spirit // 10th June 2019 at 7:53 pm // Reply

    I’ve deleted my Facebook account a couple months ago, because i don’t feel right being with it, it’s kind of illegal creepy hack or something. I wish other people do it too.

  16. facebook is only good for memes and me feeling slightly better about myself when people send me happy birthday messages

  17. Black Ribbon // 10th June 2019 at 8:26 pm // Reply

    “Misleading Facebook ads targeting swing voters.”

    Meanwhile those defamation ad campaigns by the MSM aren’t an issue?

  18. Wheelsmcdeals ace // 10th June 2019 at 10:31 pm // Reply

    Moldova coming soon

  19. MakeItBetter // 10th June 2019 at 11:28 pm // Reply

    That’s one of the biggest debates/challenges of nowadays world.

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