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HaystaqDNA

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Company formed by some of the people who did microtargeting on campaigns for Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg. Xaxis released products that use HaystaqDNA's National Voter Database of 166 million voters in the 2016 election.
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Xaxis

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"Xaxis Politics is the first programmatic product that enables advertisers to leverage offline voter data to inform their digital campaigns. This means that political advertisers can reach their most relevant voters across display, mobile, online video, digital radio, connected TV and social media."
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Applecart

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Uses network analysis based on a variety of data sources to infer political viewpoints and leverage relationships to influence voters.
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Acxiom

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Major data broker that collects data from a wide variety of sources. They sell data and match up the identities of people across data sources. Acxiom also offers consulting services to help organizations use their data. They created a website (https://aboutthedata.com) that explains how targeted advertising works and offers to let people control how their data is used, but also likely collects data in the process.
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Cambridge Analytica

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A data-driven political marketing company that worked on many different campaigns around the world. Cambridge Analytica uses data from a variety of sources combined with psychological profiles and surveys to target advertisements. It has been at the center of recent scandals due to the misuse of Facebook data when working on the Trump campaign.<br />An undercover investigation revealed that in some cases they may conceal their involvement in elections with front companies/partner companies or use more dubious tactics such as bribery and honey traps. Cambridge Analytica was also working on a cryptocurrency to enable people to sell their data to advertisers.<br />Due to a series of scandals, Cambridge Analytica and many of its associated companies were closed. However, Cambridge Analytica is far from unique and many other companies use similar techniques and data.

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