Investigative journalist on social media and democracy
Carole Cadwalladr has done more than any journalist to reveal the impact of social media on our political processes. She has uncovered multiple crimes committed during the European referendum and evidence of Russian interference in Brexit.
She worked for a year with whistleblower Christopher Wylie to publish her investigation into Cambridge Analytica, which she shared with the New York Times. The investigation resulted in Mark Zuckerberg being called before Congress and Facebook losing more than $100 billion from its share price.
Carole is an author and a journalist for the Guardian and Observer. Her work has won a Polk Award and the Orwell Prize for political journalism, and she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for National Reporting in 2019.
Carole's TED talk on Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy has been viewed over 3.6 million times.