Covid Fake News Groups linked to Tories, Trump, Farage, Vote Leave, and Brexit Party

From Byline Times:

The former lead psychologist of Cambridge Analytica – the notorious digital analytics firm which disseminated fake news on behalf of the Brexit and Donald Trump election campaigns – is advising some of the leading pandemic disinformation platforms in Britain and is connected to COVID-19 conspiracy theory groups in the US, South Africa and elsewhere.

Many of these platforms and groups have direct ties to hard-right politicians in the Conservative Party and Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

Patrick Fagan, a behavioural and consumer psychologist, was head of psychology at Cambridge Analytica from October 2017 to May 2018. He worked on “local and presidential political campaigns in Europe, Africa and North America”, according to his own website.

Full piece is here at Byline Times.

Patrick Fagan admitted that he subscribes to a range of ‘tinfoil hat conspiracy theories’ about the pandemic.