Trump election consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users ‘to target people’s demons’


Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users without permission to develop techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, it has emerged.
In a Saturday report, London’s Observer quoted whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, who helped set up Cambridge Analytica and worked with an academic at Cambridge University to obtain the data, as saying the system could profile individual voters to target…

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