NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-17
Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-aligned data firm which was found to have improperly harvested personal data from 87 million Facebook users, and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon worked to suppress the black vote in the 2016 election, a former employee told Congress on Wednesday. Christopher Wylie, an ex-employee of Cambridge Analytica who blew the whistle on the company's misuse of Facebook, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the company offered strategies to discourage certain segment...
Image: L2 Political Early voting data from returned ballots suggests that the presidential race is tight in high-stakes swing states. Data was acquired and shared with TechRepublic by political data firm L2 Political, a company that aggregates large sets of voter information. L2's platform allows political and business clients to access, sort, and download over 265 million consumer records and is widely used by Republican, Democratic, and independent campaigns. The tool is built with the Bi...