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The far right is at its strongest since the 1930s, and the media is helping | Owen Jones

Prominent far-right figures being given airtime on the BBC, LBC and ITV are not being properly challenged on their views, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones The far right is on the march, and it is being legitimised and enabled by parts of the mainstream media. The shambolic interview of contempt of court was allowed to present himself as a legal expert. His link to the far-right Breitbart website was not mentioned. His claim that there was nothing far-right about us was not challenged, despite his sympathy for Donald Trump from…

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Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms turned likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trumps election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giants biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica…

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Steve Bannon tells French far-right ‘history is on our side’

Former Trump adviser addresses Front National as Marine Le Pen attempts to relaunch her party Donald Trumps former adviser Steve Bannon has told Frances far-right Front National that, history is on our side and will bring us victory in an address to the partys conference. Announced as a surprise speaker at the event, Bannon said: You are part of a movement that is bigger than that in Italy, bigger than in Poland, bigger than in Hungary. As Bannon entered the hall to cheers and applause, the US flag was unfurled…

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A Master Strategist: Steve Bannon Has Completed His Yearlong Plan To Become Increasingly Irrelevant Before Eventually Getting Fired

When Steve Bannon joined Donald Trump’s campaign as a key advisor last year, the left was right to be worried. Bannon’s reputation as a master strategist followed him through a stunning electoral upset and all the way into being Trump’s right-hand man in the White House. But today, the full shape of Bannon’s ultimate vision has finally become clear in his moment of triumph: Steve Bannon has just completed his yearlong plan to become increasingly irrelevant before eventually getting himself fired. Machiavelli, meet your star pupil. With the president’s ear,…

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‘Height of hypocrisy’: Clinton calls out Trump team over private email reports

Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law among six administration figures who reportedly used private email accounts for White House business At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary Clinton to describe criticism of her own private server use as the height of hypocrisy. Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had used private emails in the administrations early days. According to a regular and heavy criticism of Clinton…

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Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days

The president is learning the limits of power On his 100th day in office on Saturday, facing historically low popularity ratings, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. The day is a US tradition dating back to the cold war, when it was a bolster to stop a CNN/ORC poll. Trump claimed that car companies were roaring back in, an apparent reference to General Motors plans. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP On his 100th…

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Bannon and Kushner agree to ‘bury the hatchet’ after White House peace talks

Trumps chief of staff Reince Priebus tells the feuding pair to end the palace intrigue after weeks of damaging infighting White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner have met and agreed to bury the hatchet over their differences, a senior administration official said, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from Donald Trumps message. Bannon, the presidents chief strategist, and Kushner, an influential adviser and Trumps son-in-law, met on Friday at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who told them that if they…

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