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Rightful focus right now on who gets the commish slots at FTC, but as @ceciliakang  & I reported at the tail end of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, some of what critics deride as the commission's inaction on tech companies is *staff*-driven.

It's hard not to look back and see the FTC cambridge analytica'>Facebook-Cambridge Analytica settlement - and the previous decade of policy misjudgments - as tragic missed opportunities wherein the FTC could have ended social media's toxic business model that led to the riots.

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These researchers found an alarming increase in the use of "disinformation-for-hire" services across the world in 2020. This, despite the Cambridge Analytica scandal "exposing how private firms can meddle in democratic elections".

Industrial-scale online disinformation campaigns are rampant across over 80 countries, researchers have found. Modelled on Cambridge Analytica, new disinformation companies field "cyber troops" to confuse, manipulate, and enrage citizens on social media.

@DFW_Dee  @tedcruzT  @Ocas  @SenTedCruzio2018hat 's a good idea, particularly since he used Cambridge Analytica to spread weaponized disinformation in order to make political gains during his campaigns. He has no credibility any more.

Parler was co-founded by Rebekah Mercer—from the Mercer family that bankrolled Breitbart, Cambridge Analytica, and Donald Trump. And had close ties to Steve Bannon etc.

Remember the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie? @chrisinsilico  what marketers and advertisers call clusters, he calls ghettos #CourageON 

...the way open racism and misogyny has been encouraged daily, the attacks on journalists and journalism, the devastation of our institutions, our abandonment of the Kurds, Hong Kongers, Belarusians, the Cambridge Analytica scandals... just for a start.

Makes sense to me that Ted Cruz, an enthusiastic early adopter of Cambridge Analytica’s political gaslighting, would want to be in on this (this story and the previous one are both from 2018)


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"That's libellous, you can't put this online, my friend.” Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips denies working for Cambridge Analytica in Kenya, speaking to @Channel4News . A few days later she admitted working for the firm's parent company.

An election watchdog group says new documents from a former insider at Cambridge Analytica reveal illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump PAC, @garanceburke  reports.

So much of the most impactful Trump-era “reporting” has been proven fraudulent — Cambridge Analytica, Alfa Bank & the Steele Dossier are just the latest — but media outlets don’t want to know because they profited greatly, sold books, & showered themselves with Pulitzers for it.

68 Journalists, writers and bureaucrats given 2-5 Lakh/month to write against PM Modi through Cambridge Analytica! via - IT should register a case

The AP has learned that Donald Trump's 2020 campaign is secretly working with former employees of disgraced political consultancy company Cambridge Analytica.

EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Analytica bosses say they “ran all the digital campaign” for Donald Trump - including potentially illegal activities. #CambridgeAnalyticaUSA 

I first called on Cambridge Analytica to provide documents and answer questions back in OCTOBER. To receive cooperation, we need bipartisan support.

Wow. I just was given an embargoed preview of Channel 4 News' new documentary on Cambridge Analytica. It will go live in 93 minutes. It is pure dynamite. Ka-boom.

If true, these messages represent more secret communications between the Trump campaign and cut-outs for the Kremlin, along with Roger Stone and Cambridge Analytica. It also demonstrates again a willingness by the highest levels of the Trump campaign to accept foreign assistance.