Cambridge Analytica caught in video sting

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    I know that Cambridge Analytica has already been in the news this week, with the revelation that they harvested significant amounts of facebook data, but this is apparently an entirely different story that also broke today.

    Cambridge Analytica, for those who don't know, is a conservative "data management" firm owned by the Mercer family (and formerly run by Steve Bannon) with a fairly shady history of psy-ops in regard to elections all around the world. It appears that a reporter from Channel 4 News in England recently recorded a "sting" meeting with the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, in which that CEO made a number of offers to entrap and blackmail a hypothetical political opponent, including suggesting sending Ukrainian hookers to someone's house and filming it (to release via shell organizations on twitter), and various other shady things.

    There is apparently more to come, tomorrow - which directly involves the work they did for Donald Trump.

    Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

     
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    You know, I'm still wondering why people put their lives on Facebook.

    Me? Yeah, I have a page, but I only use it to keep in touch with friends and family, I don't tell everything that is going on in my life.

    Why? I like my privacy and don't like having propaganda shoved down my throat.

    By the way, did you see the way the stock market tanked today because of Facebook?
     
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    Tomorrow they release part 3 of the story - an investigation into CA's work in the US.

    I can't wait.
     
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    I have a facebook, but I rarely use it anymore. I think I've updated it less than 10 times in the last 8 years or so.

    Yep, I saw the market.
     
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    The only reason I have a page is so that people can find me if they really want to seek me out. It's how my cousin got ahold of me when her daughter graduated high school and she wanted me to be there when she graduated.

    But updates? Nope. At most, I have a couple of musings that I wrote about some things I have learned over the years.
     
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    If this company were working for the dems, nothing would have happened.
     
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    If something like this had come up in the first year and a half of Obama's presidency, you conservatives would have been screaming for impeachment.
     
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    :lol:

    When you've got nothing to say, but can't help yourself anyway, why not make up some nonsensical counterfactuals and treat them as fact?
     
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    You are so full of it your eyes are brown.
     
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