Data, dirty tricks and alternate reality about candidates -- all for a fee. People getting rich on ruining candidates and democracies around the world. Perception v. reality with truth being lost in the process by playing on voters' fears.
We are all in grave danger when facts don't matter! The barbarians are at the gate!
"Cambridge Analytica Execs Boast of Role in Getting Trump Elected -- Execs from firm at heart of Facebook data breach say they used ‘unattributable and untrackable’ ads, according to undercover expose" by Emma Graham-Harrison and Carole Cadwaldr The Guardian, March 20, 2018
Facts are simple and facts are straight Facts are lazy and facts are late Facts all come with points of view Facts don't do what I want them to Facts just twist the truth around Facts are living turned inside out Facts are getting the best of them Facts are nothing on the face of things Facts don't stain the furniture Facts go out and slam the door Facts are written all over your face Facts continue to change their shape
[Edited by Gunnar Emilsson (3/20/2018 2:32:37 PM)]
Here's some facts about Steve Bannon amd Cambridge Analytica that are relevant!
"In an interview Tuesday with The Washington Post at his lawyer’s London office, Wylie said that Bannon — while he was a top executive at Cambridge Analytica and head of Breitbart News — was deeply involved in the company’s strategy and approved spending nearly $1 million to acquire data, including Facebook profiles, in 2014.
“We had to get Bannon to approve everything at this point. Bannon was Alexander Nix’s boss,” said Wylie, who was Cambridge Analytica’s research director. “Alexander Nix didn’t have the authority to spend that much money without approval.”
"Bannon, who served on the company’s board, did not respond to a request for comment. He served as vice president and secretary of Cambridge Analytica from June 2014 to August 2016, when he became chief executive of Trump’s campaign, according to his publicly filed financial disclosure. In 2017, he joined Trump in the White House as his chief strategist." (emphasis added.)
Read more at:
"Bannon Oversaw Cambridge Analytica's Collection of Facebook Data, According to Former Employee" by Craig Timberg, Karla Adam and Michael Kranish, Washington Post, March 23, 2018