Carole Cadwalladr

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Carole Cadwalladr is a British investigative journalist and features writer for The Observer and formerly worked at The Daily Telegraph.[1] She participated in the event Tackling Tools of Malign Influence hosted by the Integrity Initiative.


Carole Cadwalladr rose to international prominence in 2018 when she exposed the FacebookCambridge Analytica data scandal.

2019 TED talk

In an April 2019 talk at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in Vancouver, journalist Carole Cadwalladr dug 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 called out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asked: are free and fair elections a thing of the past?[2]

Nothing but silence

On 18 April 2019, Carole Cadwalladr tweeted:

"This is not democracy. Lies spread in darkness paid for with cash from God knows where." Two days ago I accused Facebook of breaking democracy. @TEDchris told them they were free to respond at any time. So far? Nothing but silence...[3]


A Document by Carole Cadwalladr

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy allianceOp-ed29 October 2017Wikileaks
Julian Assange
Nigel Farage
Donald Trump
Dana Rohrabacher
Stephen Bannon
Cambridge Analytica
Alexander Nix
Strategic Communication Laboratories
(You got this? Farage visited Trump, then Assange, then Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher met Don Trump’s Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Then Assange. And is now trying to close the circle with Trump.)


Event Participated in

Tackling Tools of Malign Influence1 November 20182 November 2018London
Frontline Club
Integrity Initiative conference about "Russian Propaganda"


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Muellergate and the Discreet Lies of the BourgeoisieBlog post1 April 2019Craig MurrayThe capacity of the mainstream media repeatedly to promote the myth that Russia caused Clinton’s defeat, while never mentioning what the information was that had been so damaging to Hillary, should be alarming to anybody under the illusion that we have a working “free media”.


  1. "Carole Cadwalladr". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. "Facebook's role in Brexit and the threat to democracy"
  3. "Nothing but silence from Facebook"
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