Carole Cadwalladr Follow 18,967 592,900
Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Co-founder @allthecitizens, parent of @fboversight & @independentSAGE
"For months, the CDC had advised us that breakthrough cases among the vaccinated were rare events, that even if sickened by delta, we shld be only mildly symptomatic—'mild,' of course, losing its meaning when u can’t taste ur food for more than a week." 1/ https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/08/provincetown-delta-variant-cluster-diary.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=traffic&utm_source=article&utm_content=twitter_share
Recall that Cambridge Analytica was in fact a cover-up exposed by reporters. Facebook did not want the world to know about it. https://twitter.com/juliacarriew/status/1422969543937302528
It's very rare for the British media to speak with one voice, but the threat to colleagues in Afghanistan has brought almost all major outlets together.
We need urgently to offer Afghan reporters a route to safety. Reach more about our appeal here:
Facebook last night shut down the accounts of researchers at NYU who have been among Facebook's biggest critics.
Facebook says it was for privacy reasons.
But experts like @jason_kint @FBoversight @snurb_dot_info and @jonathanmayer disagree
Facebook Just Suspended the Accounts of Some of Its Biggest Critics
The Cybersecurity for Democracy project had been tracking vaccine disinformation and revealing how Facebook's political ad program works.
This is GREAT news! Congrats to @PeterKGeoghegan & @openDemocracy 👏
The *some personal news* klaxon🚨: Am absolutely delighted to be appointed @openDemocracy 's new editor-in-chief and CEO. A huge honour.
Can't wait to do even more journalism that challenges power and inspires change!
Important thread 🧵⬇️ https://twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status/1422800835562647554
Rather disappointed by the reporting of what is a heavily flawed study in the media to suggest that long COVID is rare in children. There are many issues with this study that I'm sure long COVID researchers & patients will flag, but here's my analysis🧵
Academics researching Facebook aren’t that different from journalists reporting on it. Academics: they’ll cut you off. Press: if you go rogue holding them accountable then don’t expect special access, interviews with Facebook leadership to launch your subs and new podcasts. https://twitter.com/carolecadwalla/status/1422825109564370945
Meanwhile, the most recent academic study that gets cited on political ads was written by guy who until recently worked at FB & fails to disclose that anywhere on his report https://twitter.com/jason_kint/status/1422752738056843266
David Schneider Follow 42,416 521,667
Actor, writer, director, fool. Less ranty version at https://t.co/BYepJwQHP7…
“Anyone who’s sure Brexit is a good idea has got a screw loose”
“Brexit is a fiasco”
These guys must be furious at the people who were behind the Leave campaign.
And we recorded a get-together yesterday courtesy of @BBCRadio4 https://twitter.com/davidschneider/status/1095462626686050304
The Day Today, 25th anniversary dinner. We’ve lost the news.
@RebeccaFront @Aiannucci @Pmarber @PeterBaynham
“Let’s leave the EU and strike out on our own as an independent country!”
“How dare the EU punish us by treating us as an independent country!”
It’s like they’re trying to outdo each other in how corrupt they can be.
Covid contracts: minister replaced phone before it could be searched
Government is expected to disclose Lord Bethell’s correspondence relating to award of £85m of contracts for Covid tests
Incredible that Lord Bethel conveniently “replaced” his phone when he had to hand it over as part of a court case.
I’m going to complain to the government’s anti-sleaze watchdog who’s Boris Johnson’s Bullingdon mate. Or his anti-corruption tsar, Dido Harding’s husband. Oh.
Come on, let’s do the right thing here. We can’t do this, it’s awful. @pritipatel https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1420272307889754114
Christopher Arundell, who grew up in the UK and once dreamt of playing professional football, is set to be deported to Zimbabwe, despite a cross-party appeal to the home secretary to stop his removal - and those of others in his position.
Just another 11,186 to go and we’ll be back to where we were when the Tories took power.
We’ve recruited 9,814 extra police officers to cut crime and keep our communities safe 👮
Femi Follow 84,899 314,895
Femi Oluwole #NoisyAndAnnoying 🇬🇧Law grad ''Do-Gooder'' Writer for @Independent Media enquiries: Femi.Sorry@gmail.com Ex @OFOCbrexit
Brexit brings food wastage alongside food shortages and price rises. What a disaster.
Food worth thousands thrown away because of Brexit labour shortages
Fresh food is thrown away and thousands of pounds are lost weekly because of Brexit-caused labour shortages.
@SteveBakerHW Erm, Steve.
I don't know quite how to break it to you, but... you literally entered politics to bring about Brexit. You pushed every step of the way for the harshest Brexit possible, despite all the evidence pointing to how damaging that would be. (1/3)
This .... Look around you at the country we are in with the worst recession of the G7 & 130,000 deaths .... this .. is what you get when the PM says "Ignore experts & just do what we like". This is it!
Boris was the one who said "Some of your relatives will die" https://twitter.com/Femi_Sorry/status/1422868368193957888
@IainDale @Sillyshib @theJeremyVine @JeremyVineOn5 There's also the simple fact that he VOTED TO LEAVE THE EU WITHOUT A DEAL.
@Femi_Sorry I particularly enjoyed how you said they ignored experts and he said no they didn't and then when you quoted BJ doing so he switched straight to well, it’s the PMs job to ignore the experts in favour of sounding cheery, like you hadn't just caught him out in a lie.😤🤦♀️
When you have the facts and you know your history, NO ONE can talk any tripe or piddle to you. @Femi_Sorry shows that here in this video. And he’s anything but sorry. This is a masterclass from Femi. Facts facts facts. 👍🏿 https://twitter.com/femi_sorry/status/1422868368193957888
@JeremyVineOn5 @OwenJones84 @thecarolemalone Brexit politicians looking at the people they radicalised: