NewsPublication Date: 2017-02-24
With the entire political establishment massed against them and the bookmakers giving them no hope, the Leave campaign faced what many thought was an impossible battle to take Britain out of the European Union. But election data published yesterday has provided a window into how Vote Leave upset the odds to land a sensational victory in last year's EU referendum. While the Remain camp boasted of their success in reaching out to millions of people on Facebook, home to the millennial voters w...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-24
When I first met Shahmir Sanni last August, he was nervy, anxious, uncertain. “I’ve just started piecing it together,” he said, in what was our first off-the-record conversation. “All this stuff I didn’t realise at the time.” Stuff that a series of investigations and news articles had forced him to start thinking about. “Was I just really naive?” he asked. Then later: “Do you think they just used me?” It’s been a painful question for Sanni, one that he’s struggled with over a period of month...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-25
Cambridge Analytica, an offshoot of the Scl Group (a private British behavioural research and strategic communication company) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Whistleblower ex-employee 28-year-old Chris Wylie revealed how the company had harvested and passed on personal Facebook data without account holders' permission. This data was then used to run targeted 'fake news' campaigns during the US presidential election. Subsequent to Wylie's disclosures, a channel 4 documentary ...
Our recent discovery and analysis of publicly downloadable code repositories originating from data analytics firm AggregateIQ has answered a few questions, but raised many more. In Part One of “The AggregateIQ Files,” we explained how the data exposed from within this development repository appear to corroborate existing evidence and accusations that AggregateIQ and Cambridge Analytica, an embattled and highly controversial data firm, work closely together, on projects that appear customized ...
Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties | Technology | The Guardian
NewsPublication Date: 2018-04-06
AggregateIQ, which played a pivotal role in the Brexit campaign, suspended after reports it may have improperly obtained user data Facebook has suspended the Canadian data firm with which the official Vote Leave campaign spent 40% of its budget, as the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to unfold. On Friday, Facebook announced it had suspended AggregateIQ (AIQ) from its platform following reports the company may be connected to Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL. In its statement...