Blog Feeds

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Alison O’Connor and professional deceit

offsite link Educating Marian Finucane Anthony

offsite link Denis O’Brien: Are the sharks closing in? Anthony

offsite link Kathy Sheridan: Afraid to speak truth to power? Anthony

offsite link Una Mullally: The youth of Ireland are on the march Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Russian President warns West that deploying missile launchers in Europe could ignite ?tit for tat? r... Sat Feb 23, 2019 16:33 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) President Putin?s state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow this week was

offsite link Sticky open thread on Venezuela Fri Feb 22, 2019 19:45 | The Saker
The expectation is that tomorrow’s action in Venezuela will either spark a civil war, or a type of maidan, or a complete war to attempt to take-over and topple the

offsite link Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq Fri Feb 22, 2019 17:27 | Scott
Syrian War Report ? Feb. 21-22, 2019: Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have

offsite link Saudi/Bahraini FM?s dodge reporters after first-ever public meeting with Israeli PM ? English subs Fri Feb 22, 2019 16:49 | The Saker
The best way to stay up to date with MEO?s content is to subscribe to its website mailing list (see below), and/or to be following as many of its media

offsite link February the 22nd Gilets jaunes SITREP Fri Feb 22, 2019 16:41 | The Saker
by the French Saker for the Saker Blog The Yellow vest crisis is gaining steam, specially by exposing the hypocrisy of these elite sectors: the media and its journalists and

The Saker >>

Red faces in governments around the world after Cambridge Analytica dirty laundry comes to light

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Friday March 23, 2018 22:49author by fred Report this post to the editors

Red faces in government circles as UK and Kiev government use of Cambridge analytica, the company who "stole" (or bought?) data from 50 million facebook accounts, comes under scrutiny

Lots of red faces regarding Cambridge Analyticia,

the company who were freely handed "stole" the data of 50 million users from facebook for money

Apparently the MOD in the UK paid them 190,000 for psychological profiling and modelling

regarding public responses to government propaganda messaging.

They even gave them "List X" status with access to secret government documents!!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/21/mod-cam...ist-x

Also, apparently the government of Kiev in Ukraine hired them for strategy

in their attempts to bring Donesk under their control.

http://www.eurasiafuture.com/2018/03/23/cambridge-analy...heat/

And now it appears that the US government and NATO are also using them for the same psychological warfare stuff
in it's attempts to bully Russia

Meanwhile, the US State Department has a contract for $500,000 with SLC. According to an official, this was to provide
“research and analytical support in connection with our mission to counter terrorist propaganda and disinformation
overseas.” This was not the only work that SCL has been contracted for with the US government, the source added.

In May 2015, SCL Defense, another subsidiary of the umbrella organisation, received $1 million (CAD) to support NATO
operations in Eastern Europe targeting Russia.

The company delivered a three-month course in Riga which taught “advanced counter-propaganda techniques designed
to help member states assess and counter Russia’s propaganda in Eastern Europe”.

The NATO website said the “revolutionary” training would “help Ukrainians better defend themselves against the Russian threat”.

What is clear is that all of SCL’s activities were inextricably linked to its Cambridge Analytica arm.


Here is the spin that the hilary crew have tried to put on this whole fuckup:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/21/17141...eller

However competent you believe they were at it, it still looks like nefarious governments around the world were attempting to use this company for mass persuasion / dirty propaganda type shit and some of their dirty laundry is now coming up for scrutiny!

Kudos to Liam O Hare for reporting on this. Read his article here for
further interesting info on SCL/Cambridge Analytica including Tory government links(!):
http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2018/03/20/scl-a-very-british-coup/

© 2001-2019 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy