Trump campaign consultants allegedly caught bragging about crooked tactics

Trump campaign consultants allegedly caught bragging about crooked tactics

Trump campaign consultants allegedly caught bragging about crooked tactics

THE QUOTE: Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer and head of technology research for GBH Insights, said this is a crisis for Facebook, and it will have to work hard to reassure users, investors and governments.

In the sting operation (which yielded conversations that occurred between November 2017 and January 2018), an undercover Channel 4 reporter posed as a fixer working for a rich client who wanted to push candidates to victory in Sri Lanka.

Mr Nix said they could "send some girls around to the candidate's house", adding that Ukrainian girls "are very lovely, I find that works very well", Channel 4 reported. "I certainly feel that the air of mystery and negativity that surrounds the work of Cambridge is misfounded and, as the CEO, I take responsibility for that".

In another exchange, Nix suggested using cash.

"We have a long history of working behind the scenes you know", Nix says in the Channel Four documentary, viewable above.

They also reported that the company had not deleted the data, even though Facebook told them to beginning in 2015. We can set up fake IDs and websites, we can be students doing research projects attached to a university, we can be tourists. "I have lots of experience in this". "The question is, who knew it?"

Mark Turnbull, a managing director for Cambridge Analytica and sister company SCL Elections, told Channel 4's undercover investigative reporting team that his firm secretly stage-managed Kenyatta's hotly contested campaigns to run the East African nation.

"On March 19, Facebook announced that it will stand down its search of Cambridge Analytica premises at the Information Commissioner's request". British envoy David Davis said important steps have been made in the last few days and he thinks European Union leaders will back them in a meeting Thursday and Friday.

The Facebook loss came after U.S. and British media reported that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users were inappropriately used by a British data analysis company, Cambridge Analytica, in activities allegedly connected with U.S. President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.

Chris Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, said Monday on NBC's "Today" that the group "injected content" all around a person to change their perception of what was actually happening. Kogan agreed, while Wylie declined.

Kogan said in the email that although he initially used the app for academic purposes, he later updated its terms and conditions on Facebook and said it clearly stated that users were granting Kogan the right to sell and license the data.

Facebook has denied violating the agreement with the FTC, but the surge of political and regulatory scrutiny at the weekend again turned a harsh spotlight on a company that has been scrambling to protect its reputation since allegations emerged about Russian agents using the social media platform in an attempt to manipulate United States voters during the 2016 election season and beyond.

On Monday, Facebook said it hired a digital forensics firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica to determine if the Facebook data the company collected still exists or if it's been destroyed. Trump's campaign paid Cambridge more than $6 million, according to federal election records, although officials have more recently played down that work. The company has claimed its deleted all of the user data it received from Kogan's company.

McKenzie Funk, an Open Society fellow and journalist, has outlined how Cambridge Analytica could have used such psychosocial profiling.

In response to the Channel 4 expose, the organization said, "We entirely refute any allegation that Cambridge Analytica or any of its affiliates use entrapment, bribes or so-called "honey-traps" for any objective whatsoever".

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