Read the emails linking Trump advisor Steve Bannon to Brexit - 2018-11-18
Emails unearthed by a British academic and OpenDemocracy.net suggest that former Trump White House advisor Stephen Bannon and Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that employed him, advised the "Leave.EU" campaign and raised money for it.
The emails date back to October of 2015, when Bannon was the vice president of Cambridge Analytica, a firm funded by American billionaire Robert Mercer, a top donor to Donald Trump's US presidential campaign. OpenDemocracy and Emma Briant, a professor at the University of Essex, have submitted the emails as evidence to British officials investigating the role that propaganda played in campaigns to convince British citizens to vote to leave the European Union.
British politicians have noted the similarities between the "Leave" campaign's social media strategy and the Trump presidential campaign, and suggest that Bannon's links to the two are part of a global strategy to upset liberal democracies.