The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections

The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections

In the days and weeks following the 2016 presidential elections, reports surfaced about how a small British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, might have played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s surprise victory. The company claimed to have formulated algorithms to influence American voters using individually targeted political advertisements.

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