Frightened by Trump? You should be.

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them. Tobacco, coal, oil, chemicals and biotech companies have poured billions of dollars into an international misinformation machine composed of think tanks, bloggers and fake citizens’ groups. Its purpose is to portray the interests of billionaires as the interests of the common people, to wage war against trade unions and beat down attempts to regulate business and tax the very rich. Now the people who helped run this machine are shaping the government. Source: Frightened by Donald Trump? | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

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