Thanks for the kind words but I feel we part ways in our conclusions somewhat.
I do not deny that the Trump campaign sought to weaponize data and social media influence or that online misinformation campaigns — including those promoted by Russia — had a significant impact.
Something not constituting libel or not being worth pursuing in court does not mean it is accurate. If you count this as a breach then Facebook has been ‘breached’ thousands if not tens of thousands of times and it still doesn’t mean that their security was ever bypassed.
If you are impressed by Cadwalladr’s coverage then good for you. I’m not.
This reads as an incredibly self-serving piece that seems to be solely intended to 1) legitimise your actions and 2) dismiss the validity of any and all criticism directed at you.
From what I’ve seen a significant portion of the criticism directed at you — at least that coming from reasonable commentators — is due to your…
I think it is clear from the rest of the article and subsequent interviews what she meant. And she isn’t just any journalist- she is the one who broke the story, and got Wylie to become a source. Regardless, I invite you to read the follow up where I specifically respond to this point.
You were suggesting the ‘real’ issue relates to collusion between Facebook and the Obama campaign. But as I mentioned Facebook has provided assistance to all recent presidential campaigns. So why is Obama the main concern when Trump is president and social media played a bigger role in this election cycle?
Questions and conspiracy theories about Obama are featured on an almost daily on Conservative/conspiracy theory media, so it is not true to say these issues are ‘rarely’ discussed. They are endlessly discussed.
Facebook provided support to both the Obama and Romney campaigns and the Clinton and Trump campaigns. That…
The opinion polls were not that vague they were pretty consistent and the eventual outcome reflected that.
Clinton lost to the most unpopular Republican candidate of the modern era. She won the popular vote, which is reflective of her overall greater popularity than Trump, but in no way makes her low level of popularity…