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Just watched "#TheGreatHack" the #CambridgeAnalytica Netflix documentary featuring @carolecadwalla and Brittany Kaiser. It lays it all out there in a very compelling way, reminded me of #CitizenFour. netflix.com/fr-en/title/80… /1
@carolecadwalla As I watched it, it took me back to what turned out to be a prophetic story published by @NafeezAhmed back at the end of 2017, before @chrisinsilico went public, before the @Facebook day of infamy on capitol hill, and before anyone knew about SCL. /3
@carolecadwalla @NafeezAhmed @chrisinsilico @facebook The article sets out the underlying thesis which #TheGreatHack exposes, namely that unless something is done to contain the data driven manipulation technology that Facebook enables, free elections will no longer be possible. /4 medium.com/insurge-intell…
@carolecadwalla @NafeezAhmed @chrisinsilico @facebook The article was published just before new year 2017 at the height of the last Bitcoin bubble and promoted globally via an advertising campaign for an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for @realPressCoin. (Full Disclosure: I worked on it doing comms and marketing). /5
@carolecadwalla @NafeezAhmed @chrisinsilico @facebook @realPressCoin The ICO was unsuccessful, it posited a plan to build a crypto powered alternative to @Facebook, hence the use of @NafeezAhmed's article for promotion. And it may have prompted a response of sorts from Mark Zukerberg which also has echoes in the here and now. /6
@carolecadwalla @NafeezAhmed @chrisinsilico @facebook @realPressCoin On January 8th 2018, Mark Zuckerberg posited a plan to create a Crypto Currency for Facebook. futurism.com/mark-zuckerber… /7
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