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SCL is the parent company of Cambridge Analytica which used stolen Facebook data on 50 million US voters to suppress turnout for Hillary and to elect Donald Trump in 2016. SCL has ties to Dmitry Firtash. The Mercers funded Cambridge Analytica, which has re-formed as Emerdata. 1/
2/ “Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Elections fined over data refusal” bbc.com/news/technolog…
3/ “Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica collected personal information from 50 million Facebook users without permission” businessinsider.com/cambridge-anal…
4/ “Whistleblower: Bannon Sought To Suppress Black Voters With Cambridge Analytica” forbes.com/sites/janetwbu…
5/ @chrisinsilico testified that “Cambridge Analytica ‘used Russian researchers to gather its data, (&) openly shared information on ‘rumor campaigns’ & ‘attitudinal inoculation’ w/ companies & executives linked to the Russian intelligence agency FSB.” japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/1…
6/ “Here’s How Cambridge Analytica Worked Overtime To Suppress The Black Vote” newsone.com/3799949/black-…
7/ “I worked at Cambridge Analytica while they had FB datasets. I went to Russia one time while I worked 4 Cambridge. I visited Julian Assange while I worked 4 Cambridge. I once donated to WikiLeaks. I pitched the Trump campaign & wrote the 1st contract.” opendemocracy.net/en/they-were-p…
8/ “Bannon Promoted ‘Culture War’ to Suppress Black Voters: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower” greaterdiversity.com/bannon-promote…
9 / "Dmytro Firtash is also cited as having part ownership of SCL Group & thus Cambridge Analytica thru various shell companies, by the U.S. documentary Active Measures, in its breakdown of the Russian–U.S. relationship before & after the 2016 election." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmytro_Fi…
10/ "Mapped: The breathtaking global reach of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company [SCL]"
qz.com/1239762/cambri…
12/ The power players behind Cambridge Analytica have set up a mysterious new data company [Emerdata] businessinsider.com/cambridge-anal…
13/ “Cambridge Analytica” is “a company created by Robert Mercer, a billionaire patron of right-wing outlets like Breitbart News...” vox.com/policy-and-pol…
14/ “Samuel Woolley, who heads the Computational Propaganda project at Oxford’s Internet Institute, found that ...Trump’s bots...outnumbered Clinton’s five to one.” vox.com/platform/amp/p…
15/ “Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power” says that Trump’s campaign “was using 40-50K variants of ads every day that were continuously measuring responses & then...evolving based on that response.” vox.com/platform/amp/p…
16/ “Cambridge Analytica was also able to use this real-time information to determine which messages were resonating where and then shape Trump’s travel schedule around it.”
17/ ”So, if there was a spike in clicks on an article about immigration in a county in Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, Trump would go there and give an immigration-focused speech.”
18/ “When you consider how a few thousands votes in a handful of swing states determined the election, this is no small thing.”
19/ “Cambridge Analytica and SCL have at least 18 active companies, branches, and affiliates with similar names, based in the UK and the US. The complex relationship among these companies makes it very difficult to understand how revenues, employment, and data are shared.”
20/ Source for post 19: theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/m…
21/ “On 16 March [2018], a few days before the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower story broke, two more directors joined Emerdata, Jennifer and Rebekah Mercer.” theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/m… [“Cambridge Analytica is dead – but its obscure network is alive and well”]
22/ “Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans” thedailybeast.com/cambridge-anal…
23/ Mercer Funding for Muslim-Ban Front Group Revealed thedailybeast.com/mercer-funding…
24/ “Few people backed Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign with as much cash as Mercer. He donated $15.5 million to a pro-Trump PAC called Make America Number 1, making him the group’s largest donor...” news.yahoo.com/fear-factory-r…
25/ “At the same time, Robert Mercer promoted a tougher national stand on immigration by funding politicians and organizations — including Breitbart News — that have fueled hysteria about immigrants...” news.yahoo.com/fear-factory-r…
27/ The Trump administration has decided that any NSA and/or Defense Department with SCL are beyond the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
29/ “The London-based data firm Cambridge Analytica was testing out slogans like ‘Drain the Swamp’ and ‘Build the Wall’ as early as 2014... “ businessinsider.com/cambridge-anal…
30/ “Perhaps the biggest Mercer foundation beneficiary has been the Citizens United Foundation, which received $3.8 million from 2011 through 2015.”

Read more here: mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
31/ “The foundation’s advocacy arm, Citizens United,... spearheaded attacks on Clinton last year over her use of a personal email account to conduct official business during eight years as secretary of state.”

mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
32/ “David Bossie, who is president of both Citizens United entities, and Rebekah Mercer collaborated on the super PAC that backed Trump and later as members of Trump’s transition team.”

mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
33/ “‘SCL Group provides data, analytics and strategy to governments and military organisations worldwide,’ reads the first line of its website.” opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
34/ “‘For over 25 years, we [at SCL] have conducted behavioural change programmes in over 60 countries & have been formally recognised for our work in defence and social change.’” opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
35/ “In simple terms, the SCL Group – Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm – is the psychological operations wing of our privatised military: a mercenary propaganda agency.” opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
36/ “Cambridge Analytica executives created ... [Emerdata] with the Executive Director & Deputy Chairman of Erik Prince’s Frontier Services Group” via @WendySiegelman link.medium.com/WvN3CRzUPV
37/ “Cambridge Analytica Offered to Blackmail Politicians With Prostitutes” thedailybeast.com/ex-trump-consu…
38/ “Although criticism of Cambridge Analytica focus on its alleged use of data harvested from social media sites, the firm's chief executive, Alexander Nix, appeared to condone using bribes and sexual blackmail to help swing elections.” washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…
39/ The Mueller investigation extended to Cambridge Analytica—yet another reason we must see the full Mueller report. #Transparency #ReleaseTheMuellerReport theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/f…
40/ Steve Bannon, KellyAnne Conway, and Michael Flynn all performed work for Cambridge Analytica. I’ll provide sources for this in a bit.
42/ Here is KellyAnne Conway’s White House disclosure. Item 46 references her consulting work for Cambridge Analytica. drive.google.com/drive/mobile/f…
43/ “Former national security adviser [Michael Flynn] prepares amended public financial filing revealing ties to data firm funded by Trump backer Robert Mercer [Cambridge Analytica]” theguardian.com/us-news/2017/a…
44/ BTW, the Mercers, KellyAnne, Bannon, Mike Pence, and the DeVos family are all members of the Council for National Lolicy whose express goal is to “restore” religion and “economic liberty under the US Constitution by 2020.
45/ I wrote this piece about the CNP a while ago. It is by far my most read and most viewed piece. link.medium.com/hRCNh6WlRV
46/ I hope to do an update with the following information soon and emphasizing the Cambridge Analytica connection expressly.
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