Published: Wed, March 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower confirms that Congress was a client

Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower confirms that Congress was a client

Wylie said the use of the same AggregateIQ technology tools by the various Leave campaign groups was far too coincidental to have been an accident. "Rahul Gandhi needs to apologise to the nation for trying to subvert India's election process using the Brahmastra of Cambridge Analytica", he said. "But they do have offices there, they do have staff".

"I believe their client was Congress but I know that they have done all kinds of project".

He says an offshoot of the company distributed videos of dismembered people in an attempt to intimidate Nigerian voters.

Teams searched the troubled tech company's headquarters after a High Court judge granted the Information Commissioner's Office a warrant. He offered to provide the committee "documentation" on India, which was welcomed by Farrelly, who said India was a country that did not need any added "tensions".

He also acknowledged that India is a huge country with many different states having regional elections at different times and hinted that it was a lucrative market for the data firm.

"People suspected he was poisoned in his bedroom", Wylie said, adding that the Kenyan police had been "bribed not to enter his hotel room for 24 hours". Facebook's CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple US and British newspapers Sunday.


The testimony comes a day after Wylie and two other former insiders presented 50 pages of documents that they said proved Vote Leave violated election finance rules during the referendum campaign. The scandal involved Facebook selling more than 50 million users data to the political consultancy agency Cambridge Analytica.

In full-page advertisements in British and USA newspapers this week Zuckerberg said the app built by a university researcher "leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014".

A Cambridge Analytica whistleblower said on Tuesday that Canadian company AggregateIQ worked on software called Ripon which was used to identify Republican voters ahead of the 2016 USA presidential election.

UpGuard said the data it had found "appear to be nothing less than mechanisms capable of organising vast quantities of data about individuals, measuring how they are being influenced or reached by advertising, and even tracking their Internet browsing behaviour".

The Trump campaign paid Cambridge Analytica almost $6 million for services during the 2016 election cycle, according to data from the FEC.

Wylie now claims that he believes that both Cambridge Analytica and Canadian company Aggregate IQ had an influence on the Brexit referendum as the Vote Leave campaign reportedly spent 40 percent of its budget on Aggregate IQ's services, targeting 7 million United Kingdom voters.

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