In Europe and at home, more questions arise about how powerful data scientist Mimmo Parisi will solve poverty in Italy

Parisi, who has quietly become one of the most influential figures in state government, says that connections Italian media are making between his work, Brexit and alleged data mining are bizarre. This week, a Jackson attorney took legal action in hopes of shedding light on the relationship between Parisi’s Mississippi State-based data lab, NSPARC, and Brexit architects.