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📌Conspiracy peddlers make 💰 & retain audiences by selling panic.

They’ve gleefully jumped onto coronavirus, using it to sell bs theories, market questionable products and—

push Trump admin to impose new, xenophobic travel bans.…
ht @jo_mendelson
Global Research
🇨🇦 #conspiracytheory site
-only Chinese people were getting it
- implied Western forces brought into the country
- “history of American universities and NGOs having come into China in recent years to conduct biological experiments..”
Communal News
—allows anyone to upload articles
— claimed the virus leaked from a Chinese “biological warfare weapons lab,”

Washington Times is also floating this #conspiracytheory
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#CambridgeAnalytica and the end of elections… #DataWeaponization #HindsightIs2020
SCL/#CambridgeAnalytica undertook an unprecedented, large and wide-ranging political perception survey of 47,000 households across Kenya.

Then...they built a political party and a communications strategy around it.
2017 election
Cambridge Analytica proposed a similar plan of action that paired these analogue strategies with digital strategies to help Uhuru Kenyatta win the election under his new party, Jubilee.
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Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach
Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters…
Cambridge Analytica who worked with Trump’s team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of FB profiles of US voters, in the tech giant’s biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.
They used personal information taken without authorization in early 2014 to build a system that could profile individual US voters, in order to target them with personalised political advertisements.
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