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Caroline O. @RVAwonk
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#BREAKING: Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica for fraudulently obtaining data from Facebook users... and (it appears) using it to help the Trump campaign target ads.

newsroom.fb.com/news/h/suspend…
A reminder that the head of Cambridge Analytica wrote in an email last year that he reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to ask for help finding Hillary Clinton’s missing 33,000 emails.

And Julian Assange has confirmed this.

thebea.st/2y5teY2?source…
In July 2016, Cambridge Analytica's CEO offered to help Julian Assange organize the hacked DNC/Podesta emails that WikiLeaks was releasing to make them more accessible/searchable for users.

wsj.com/articles/wikil…
Here's one of my mega-threads on Cambridge Analytica and their work for the Trump campaign, including their links to Bannon, Kushner, Flynn, Erik Prince, and the Mercer family (as well as their work on the Brexit campaign).

And here's another thread on Cambridge Analytica. Specifically, how they harvested data from Facebook users — the exact thing that Facebook (finally) publicly confirmed today.

Cambridge Analytica's ties to the Trump campaign extend beyond ad-targeting, too.

Flynn worked for SCL Analytics, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. He advised their work securing defense contracts from US government.

buzzfeed.com/kendalltaggart…
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