Cambridge Analytica and their parent company SCL Group hit the headlines recently when, after their work on the Trump campaign, reporting exposed misuse of Facebook data linked them to ‘Brexit’, unethical conduct in international elections, and revealed their relationship to defense contracting. Dr. Emma Briant has spent over a decade researching SCL and Cambridge Analytica. Continue...
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