This sounds like something out of a tin foil hat conspiracy but seems, sadly, to be all too real.
There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future.
It's a long read but worth it, head over to The Guardian for the full story.