Monday Open Thread | Cambridge Analytica in the Hotseat

Cambridge Analytica scrambles to halt Channel 4 exposé
Firm with links to Trump election under pressure after Facebook ban over data harvesting

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm alleged to have used the personal information of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge in its work for Donald Trump’s election campaign, is trying to stop the broadcast of an undercover Channel 4 News report in which its chief executive talks unguardedly about its practices.

Channel 4 reporters posed as prospective clients and had a series of meetings with Cambridge Analytica that they secretly filmed — including at least one with Alexander Nix, its chief executive. Channel 4 declined to comment.

Mr Nix referred the FT to Cambridge Analytica’s spokesperson when asked if he was aware of the Channel 4 report, which is due to air this week, according to people briefed on the situation. Cambridge Analytica’s spokesman declined to comment on the undercover Channel 4 report.

The company is under mounting pressure over how it uses personal data in political and election campaign work. It was banned by Facebook on Friday, which claimed it had violated the social network’s rules by failing to delete Facebook user data collected by an app for research purposes.

Press reports on Saturday claimed the company had harvested data from more than 50m profiles mostly belonging to US voters.

Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, showed documents to the New York Times, The Observer and Channel 4 News, which the news outlets said detailed a programme that used data from a survey without users’ permission. Some 270,000 users had granted permission for their data to be used for research purposes, not passed to a political data analytics firm, and they may have exposed data from their friends in the process.

From the beginning, I have said that the data always leads back to:
a) Kushner
b) The Mercers

Facebook is only taking this step NOW, after being revealed that they continuously lied about what they knew about Russian involvement in using Facebook during the 2016 Election. They think that these actions are going to stop folks from digging deeper about what Facebook knew, and what they’ve been LYING about. Not gonna happen.

From AM JOY:

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data of 50 million allegedly seized
Cambridge Analytica is coming under fire for reports that the Facebook data of 50 million users was allegedly stolen by the company for use by the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how this could ‘add a new dimension’ to Robert Mueller’s investigation

And, then they tried to lie on the people who did the 2008 Obama Campaign.

The data ALWAYS leads back to the same places:

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55 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Cambridge Analytica in the Hotseat

  1. eliihass says:

    What is done in the dark fam, will in the end be exposed…

    Everything will eventually be told..

    The thing about secrets is that at some point, one of the secret holders will ultimately squeal..

    Odds are even better when the secret is by and between scoundrels, weasels, hollow, greedy, dishonorable treasonous deplorables ..

    • eliihass says:

      Twitter too..

      Most of the damage at this moment, is being done on Twitter ..

      Hard to believe they can’t easily decipher the bots and trolls ..

    • eliihass says:

      “..Mr. Stamos had been a strong advocate inside the company for investigating and disclosing Russian activity on Facebook, often to the consternation of other top executives, including Sheryl Sandberg..”

      Told you fam, that COO Sheryl Sandberg has a lot to answer for..

      All that greed, wholeheartedly green-lighting obviously dubious and treasonous activity so damaging to our union, democracy and country …and turning a blind eye when it suited ones financial purposes, was somehow never tempered by the whole ‘feminist’ leaning in sensibilities..

      Hopefully, leaning in wasn’t simply about replacing and outdoing shady, greedy men ..and being even shadier and greedier..

      • Ametia says:

        DITTO: “Told you fam, that COO Sheryl Sandberg has a lot to answer for..”

        Fam, should we cut COO Sheryl Sandberg some slack?

  2. rikyrah says:

    Breaking: Channel 4 just announced they’re airing another undercover film tomorrow where Cambridge Analytica say they won the election for Donald Trump and describe how. This is a car crash airing live on TV. Journalism matters.

    — Kevin Beaumont, Esquire (@GossiTheDog) March 19, 2018

  3. rikyrah says:

    Wow. Britain’s Information Officer announces she is seeking a warranting to raid Cambridge Analytica and seize servers

    — Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) March 19, 2018

  4. Facebook has to be held accountable and no damn slap on the wrist either. Folks need to go to prison. #CambridgeAnalytica

  5. rikyrah says:

    THIS is why they wanted to stop the airing of this piece:

    Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

    An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
    19 Mar 2018

    Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers.

    In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly campaigns in elections across the world. This includes operating through a web of shadowy front companies, or by using sub-contractors.

    In one exchange, when asked about digging up material on political opponents, Mr Nix said they could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.

  6. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Lowdown, no good muthaphuckas

    Since Feb 22nd the federal site used to give voter registration information has been changed to give false information designed to discourage voter registration among young voters. Current: From Feb 22:— 1ps (@tweet1hz) 19 March 2018

  7. rikyrah says:

    Lindsey Graham is full of shit. Trump could fire Mueller and throw him into a Gitmo cell and Graham wouldn’t do a damned thing because he is a coward and a whore for the Republican cult just like every other member. It’s not a party anymore. — Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) March 19, 2018

  8. rikyrah says:

    Sons of Rich Black Families Fare No Better Than Sons of Working-Class Whites
    MARCH 19, 2018

    Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

    White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

    Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the gaps only worsen in the kind of neighborhoods that promise low poverty and good schools.

    According to the study, led by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, income inequality between blacks and whites is driven entirely by what is happening among these boys and the men they become. Black and white girls from families with comparable earnings attain similar individual incomes as adults.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

  10. Everyone hates him! Watch Springer’s face.

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