The firm closed its doors last week. But the writer who led the investigation into it says this is far from the end of the story
This weekend marks a peculiar anniversary for the Observer. One year ago we published the article that led to the first of a series of legal threats from Cambridge Analytica: threats that have dogged the reporting of this story ever since. And this weekend marks the end of the week in which the company collapsed.
It was not the first piece we had published about the company – the lawyers cited six previous ones – but it was our article on 7 May, “The Great British Brexit Robbery”, that prompted the “pre-action protocol for defamation”. Or, as one colleague said: “It appears that you have put your stick into the hornets’ nest one time too many.”