• Channel 4 on Monday revealed a leaked cache of data from the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.
  • The data showed how the campaign microtargeted people on Facebook, and labelled a particular group of users as targets for “deterrence” from voting. This group was disproportionately made up of Black users.
  • Experts told Business Insider the report highlights the threat that microtargeting on a vast platform like Facebook’s poses towards democratic elections.
  • “Facebook talks a lot about bad actors misusing its platform, but the truth is that the biggest bad actor on Facebook is Facebook,” one said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The now-defunct Cambridge Analytica entered the news cycle once again on Monday, four years after its name became synonymous with the huge data scandal that changed the tech landscape forever.

UK broadcaster Channel 4 obtained a leaked data cache from the Trump 2016 presidential campaign which contained the data

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The acclaimed basic structure doctrine, which clipped the most exhaustive power of Parliament to amend the Constitution and simultaneously gave judiciary the authority to review any amendment, came into being in 1973 while deciding a case of Kerala seer Kesavananda Bharati.

Bharati, the petitioner in the landmark judgement in Indian legal history, died in Kerala on Sunday.

In 1970, Bharati, the hereditary head of Edneer Hindu ‘Matha’ in Kasaragod district of Kerala, had moved the top court challenging the state government’s two land reform Acts meant to restrict the management of religious properties.

The case had several firsts to its credit. It was heard by the largest bench ever of 13 judges for the maximum number of days till date that is 68 and the judgement was 703-page long. The arguments commenced on October 31, 1972, and ended on March 23, 1973.

However, the most important takeaway of the historic

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By Cory Booker

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Postal Service employees here in New Jersey and across the country have continued their vital work, often at great risk to themselves and their families.

I’ve had the privilege to speak with and hear from New Jersey’s postal workers during this crisis, some of whom have lost their colleagues to COVID-19. It is clear to me that while I, and so many others, see the work of our postal workers, and all of our essential workers, as heroic, they see it as their civic duty, a sacred responsibility for which they are willing to risk their health and safety.

But there’s a parallel crisis happening within the USPS: despite allocating billions of dollars to provide a financial lifeline to big corporations during this crisis, Republicans in Washington have refused to provide adequate resources to support the U.S. Postal Service from the financial

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  • As the USPS becomes the latest target of the Trump administration, with disastrous implications for this November’s election, a campaign to buy postal merch in order to save the institution from economic hardship has spread like wildfire on social media.
  • Trump has repeatedly challenged mail-in voting, which is set to be crucial given the dangers of voting in person during the coronavirus pandemic, and his postmaster general has removed sorting machines and blue mailboxes and declined to approve overtime — all measures that could leave votes uncounted.
  • Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said this week that Trump may not accept the results of the election, regardless of which votes get counted.
  • The youth of the country don’t seem to know what else to do except buy merchandise in protest.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Things are bleak in America. How bleak, you ask? Things have gotten so bad that

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a man holding a sign: People demonstrate at the Main Square in solidarity with Belarus. Krakow, Poland on August 20, 2020. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images


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People demonstrate at the Main Square in solidarity with Belarus. Krakow, Poland on August 20, 2020. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian, currently a staff writer at The Atlantic and a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Applebaum has written several books about totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, including “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956,” and “Gulag: A History.” 

A DC native, she has lived and worked in Poland long enough to witness the fall of communism, an all-too-brief era of liberal democracy, and the subsequent rise of right-wing authoritarianism in the governments of Hungary, as well as in her own adopted country.

Her most recent book, “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” focuses on the assaults on liberal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to troll. In the midst of a democratic uprising in Belarus, in which thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to reject last weekend’s stolen election, Putin offered the nation’s struggling dictator his congratulations.



Vladimir Putin wearing a suit and tie: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)


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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

“I hope your state activity will facilitate mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations in all areas, deepen cooperation within the Union State, and build up integration processes,” he wrote in a congratulatory telegram to Alexander Lukashenko on Monday.

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Putin likes autocrats, of course. But Lukashenko has gone out of his way to defy Putin in recent years. In April 2019, he expelled the Russian ambassador to Belarus, accusing him of treating his country as a

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