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This is great news. Aron Banks had sued her and she's won. It'd taken a huge toll on her mental health and had huge ramifications for press freedom. She's done some great reporting around Leave and Cambridge Analytica in the past and deserves praise. Well in.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/13/arron-banks-loses-libel-action-against-reporter-carole-cadwalladr-guardian-defamation-brexit-russia

 

The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr, which was criticised as an attack on free speech.

Banks, who funded the pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign group, sued Cadwalladr personally over two instances in which she said the businessman was lying about his relationship with the Russian state – one in a Ted Talk and the other in a tweet.

Her lawyer Gavin Millar QC had argued the case was an attempt to silence the journalist’s reporting on “matters of the highest public interest”, namely campaign finance, foreign money and the use of social media messaging and personal data in the context of the EU referendum.

Campaigners for free speech and press freedom characterised the claim as a strategic lawsuit against public participation (Slapp) – an attempt to shut down public criticism.

If Banks had won the case, Cadwalladr faced being liable for his costs, estimated at between £750,000 and £1m, together with any resultant damages.

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Strangely, the Daily Mail- that bastion of press freedom, a publication seemingly eternally worried about the 'chilling effects' of anything vaguely 'woke'- doesn't have anything about this on their site at the moment.

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17 minutes ago, Mudface said:

Strangely, the Daily Mail- that bastion of press freedom, a publication seemingly eternally worried about the 'chilling effects' of anything vaguely 'woke'- doesn't have anything about this on their site at the moment.

 

'Bad boy of Brexit' Arron Banks loses High Court libel battle against journalist Carole Cadwalladr | Daily Mail Online

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9 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

Snowflake

 

Wokeflake.

 

That's not directed at anyone it just makes me laugh. Glad Carole won too, seems like one of the better Guardian journos.

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22 minutes ago, Elite said:

Aron Banks sounds like a character from Billions and also a cunt.

He jumped at a chance to sue like Catherine the Great jumping on a horse's dick but fared no better than The Clash fighting the law.

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