Carole Cadwalladr’s journalism, which has prompted worldwide debate about the role of social media in our democracy and the part that Facebook played in the Brexit referendum, has been recognised with awards on both sides of the Atlantic.
It led to multiple criminal investigations, a $5bn fine for Facebook, and revolutionised public understanding of how big tech exploits personal data. The Observer stands proudly behind her ground-breaking reporting. But for years Cadwalladr has been forced to divert time and energy away from her work to fight a lawsuit brought by Arron Banks, a leading figure in the Leave.EU campaign, against her personally. He did not sue the newspapers she wrote for, or the Ted organisation that broadcast a talk about the issues.
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