March 20, 2018

Facebook suspends account of whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica

Yahoo -In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook's user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica -- for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election victory of Donald Trump -- the company has taken the unusual step of suspending the account of the whistleblower who helped expose the issues.

The goal, as The Guardian reported, was to combine social media's reach with big data analytical tools to create psychographic profiles that could then be manipulated in what Bannon and Cambridge Analytica investor Robert Mercer allegedly referred to as a military-style psychological operations campaign -- targeting U.S. voters.

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