- The scientist at the centre of the Facebook data scandal says it is “nonsense” that the incident helped get Donald Trump elected.
- Aleksandr Kogan said it is “not a real worry” that the data of millions of Facebook users he handed to Cambridge Analytica swung an election.
- Cambridge Analytica executives privately boasted about helping Trump win, but the firm has since said that this is “patently absurd.”
The scientist at the centre of the Facebook data scandal has said that the role the incident played in getting Donald Trump elected as US president has been overstated.
Aleksandr Kogan created the ‘This is Your Digital Life’ quiz app, which harvested 87 million Facebook user profiles, then passed this information to Cambridge Analytica, in breach of Facebook’s terms of service.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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The man at the centre of the Facebook data scandal says it’s ‘nonsense’ that Cambridge Analytica got Trump elected
By Jake Kanter
April 23, 2018 at 04:33AM
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