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Wed May 16, 2018, 08:17 PM

Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns, whistleblower claims

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The whistleblower whose disclosures about Cambridge Analytica shook the tech world over questions about users' data privacy told Congress on Wednesday that the company engaged in efforts to discourage or suppress voting.

Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who blew the whistle on its alleged misuse of Facebook data, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the company offered services to discourage voting from targeted sections of the American population.

"Mr. Bannon sees cultural warfare as the means to create enduring change in American politics. It was for this reason Mr. Bannon engaged SCL (Cambridge Analytica's parent company), a foreign military contractor, to build an arsenal of informational weapons he could deploy on the American population," Wylie claimed, referring to Trump's former top political adviser Steve Bannon.

Wylie did not provide specific evidence of voter suppression campaigns taking place in the US. But when asked by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, if one of Bannon's "goals was to suppress voting or discourage certain individuals in the US from voting," Wylie replied, "That was my understanding, yes."

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Reply Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns, whistleblower claims (Original post)
jpak May 2018 OP
NOMOGOP May 2018 #1
Sancho May 2018 #2
BigmanPigman May 2018 #3
SergeStorms May 2018 #7
BigmanPigman May 2018 #8
Gothmog May 2018 #4
joshcryer May 2018 #5
dalton99a May 2018 #6

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:25 PM

1. This is news?

Wi., Pa, Mi. had not voted Republikkkan since 1984. Now we are to believe ALL OF THEM voted Republikkkan? Even Wi. voter ID law, which disallowed a couple hundred thousand voters from accessing the polls, it still doesn't seem possible. I have maintained since the beginning: Vote totals were changed. Voter registration records were screwed with. The Republikkkan PARTY was involved.

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Response to NOMOGOP (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:42 PM

2. Yes, the vote was manipulated....

I have no doubt.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:51 PM

3. Bannon and the Mercers are still out there

and they are just as determined to have their agendas accomplished one way or another.

Rachel is covering this story tonight.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:25 AM

7. Republicans cannot win in a fair election.

That's why they've made it their life's work to never have another fair election again. The GOP: Subverting the will of the American people since 1960.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #7)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:27 PM

8. Yeah, my entire life since I was born in 1962.

It is the only govt that I am familiar with...that sucks for me but even more so for those who are older and know how it could be different because they experienced it before it went off the rails.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:34 PM

4. From my twitter feed

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:30 AM

5. Unsurprising.

Even less surprising were the useful idiots who fell for it.

AA posters here were under voracious attack for the duration of that campaign.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:32 AM

6. Kick

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