Steve Bannon

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Italy’s interior minister and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini: those who knew him believed he was a true ideologue. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

In the early years, when he was still a secessionist who believed northern Italy should break off and become an independent state called Padania, Matt(...)

The Fourth Estate is a reassuring glamorisation of the tough talk of news media.  Everyone is underslept and under pressure. Leads get spiked, sources get protected

Such is the unending torrent of lies, incompetency and cruelty from the Trump administration, that even watching Liz Garbus’s slick documentary about (...)

Whatever you imagine could happen in Trumpworld. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Once I would have rolled my eyes at a season of Homeland in which the Russians deftly manoeuvred to control whether a Democratic woman, an increasingl(...)

 Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with the German   minister for foreign affairs Heiko Mass  at Iveagh House, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the leaders of the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), the controversial opposition party in Germany, has said its policies would help(...)

Robert Mueller, appointed by the justice department, is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. File photograph: Christopher Gregory/New York Times

US president Donald Trump, who has repeatedly condemned as a “witch hunt” a federal inquiry into possible collusion between Moscow and his presidentia(...)

Facebook has been forced onto the retreat in recent months by criticism of its role in disseminating false information, promoting extremism and increasing political polarisation. Illustration: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The revelation that an estimated 50 million Facebook user profiles were harvested on behalf of Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based voter-profiling compa(...)

Max Schrems, who in August 2011 flagged the loophole that allowed apps installed by users of Facebook to ‘harvest’ data from their friends without their direct knowledge or explicit consent.

A loophole that led to a political data firm using unauthorised information collected from Facebook users in Donald Trump’s campaign was raised with a(...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

Steve Bannon, former adviser to president Donald Trump, and  Marine Le Pen, president of  France’s far-right party Front National (FN),  giving a joint press conference during the FN party annual congress on March 10th in Lille. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

‘History”, Steve Bannon told the far-right National Front in Lille last week, “is on our side and will bring us victory . . . Every day we become stro(...)

Front National  president Marine Le Pen and former  Trump advisor Steve Bannon give a joint press conference during the French far-right party’s annual congress  in Lille, north of France. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen is changing the name of her extreme right-wing party from Front National to Rassemblement National or National Rally. Le Pen explained (...)

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