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“I was acclimatizing to their corruption and moral disregard.. I stupidly fell for the hubristic allure of Facebook’s call to ‘move fast and break things’.. I never fully appreciated what I was breaking until it was too late.”-@chrisinsilico
nymag.com/intelligencer/… @intelligencer
1/ “We had data about her mortgage applications, we knew how much money she made, whether she owned a gun. We had information from her airline mileage programs..We had a satellite photo of her house..We had re-created her life in our computer. She had no idea.”-@chrisinsilico
2/ “When I looked over at Bannon, he had a huge grin on his face.. We reconstructed tens of millions of Americans inside of a computer, with potentially hundreds of millions more to come..I felt sure it was something that people would be talking about for decades.”-@chrisinsilico
3/ “I overlooked or explained away things that, in hindsight, were obvious red flags. Bannon had his ‘niche’ political interests.. Mercer must have expected that the research had the chance of making tons of money at his hedge fund.”-@chrisinsilico @intelligencer #Mindf_ck
4/ “The firm became a revolving door of foreign politicians, fixers..and businessmen with their scantily clad private secretaries..many were associates of Russian oligarchs who wanted to influence a foreign govt..(&) seeking help to stash money somewhere discreet.”-@chrisinsilico
5/ “We hired Sam Patten..He had just finished a pro-Russian project in Ukraine working with a man named Konstantin Kilimnik, a former GRU officer..Patten denies giving his Russian partner any data, it was later revealed that Paul Manafort (gave) voter polling data to Kilimnik”-CW
6/ MIND FAKES: “Cambridge Analytica targeted those prone to impulsive anger or conspiratorial thinking..w/ Facebook groups, ads or articles that the firm knew from internal testing were likely to inflame very narrow segments of people with these traits. CA wanted to provoke..”-CW
7/ REAL FAKES: “We began developing fake pages on Facebook that looked like real forums and news sources with vague names like Smith County Patriots or I Love My Country. When users joined CA’s fake groups, it would post videos and articles to further provoke and inflame them”-CW
8/ “Cambridge Analytica needed to infect only a narrow sliver of the population, and then it could watch the narrative spread.”-@chrisinsilico @intelligencer #Mindf_ck
9/ “Mercer looked at winning elections as a social-engineering problem. The way to ‘fix society’..If we could quantify society inside a computer, optimize that system, and then replicate that optimization outside the computer, we could remake America in his image.”-@chrisinsilico
10/ “Because he was backing a private co..Mercer wouldn’t have to report his support as a political donation..CA would be working to sway elections but without any campaign-finance restrictions that govern U.S. elections. His giant footprints would remain hidden.”-@chrisinsilico
11/ “CA’s client list grew into a who’s who of the American right wing. The Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns paid more than $5 million apiece to the firm.”-@chrisinsilico @intelligencer #Mindf_ck
12/ “Sitting in an office, staring at a screen, it was easy to spiral down into a deeper, darker place, to lose sight of what I was actually involved in.”-@chrisinsilico
13/ “But I couldn’t ignore what was right in front of my eyes. Weird PACs started showing up. The super-PAC of future national-security adviser John Bolton paid Cambridge Analytica more than $1 million to explore how to increase militarism in American youth.”-@chrisinsilico
14/ F*CK BOLTON: “Bolton was worried that millennials were a ‘morally weak’ generation that would not want to go to war with Iran or other ‘evil’ countries.”-@chrisinsilico @intelligencer #Mindf_ck
15/ “I never fully appreciated what I was breaking until it was too late.”-@chrisinsilico @intelligencer #Mindf_ck
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16/ Oligarch trash in and out of Cambridge Analytica’s HQ looking for ways to hide dirty cash (see #4) in an operation funded by Mercer that creates fake news to socially engineer voters and hack minds just like a St. Petersburg troll farm.

You don’t say.
17/ Microtargeting a sliver of the population with fake forums on Facebook to mind hack the “Persuadables” (see #8).

So Mercer and Putin used weapons-grade warfare on American minds to install a money laundering creep.

18/ Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon have done incalculable harm to America and other countries where Cambridge Analytica was detonated and should be treated as war criminals.
19/ Professor @ruthcmay is an expert on Russian and Ukraine economies and documented how oligarch cash infected the GOP.

We both believe the Deutsche Bank scandals and Congressional subpoenas may allow truth to see daylight.
20/ Deutsche Bank is at the epicenter of the lies that bind.
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