Researcher at the heart of Cambridge Analytica scandal calls Facebook’s account a ‘fabrication’

Facebook Cambridge Analytica

Last week, Facebook firmly bolted the gate after the departing horses and told the world that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook. That’s the kind of announcement that should have come at least two years ago, given Facebook’s knowledge of the matter. But Facebook came forward only now as it knew the press was about to drop a huge bombshell.

Cambridge Analytica, it turns out, was able to collect Facebook data for more than 50 million Americans through an app, and then used that data to help Republican candidates, first Ted Cruz and then Donald Trump. Facebook painted itself more or less as a victim, accusing Cambridge Analytica and SCL of having abused Facebook to collect said data.

The developer who started all this, University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan now says that Facebook is lying.

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Researcher at the heart of Cambridge Analytica scandal calls Facebook’s account a ‘fabrication’ originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 17:58:30 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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