Whistleblower: Bannon wanted to suppress black vote

Whistleblower: Bannon wanted to suppress black vote

Cambridge Analytica, got the negative media coverage after it was found that the company was involved in Donald Trump's election campaign where it is alleged that it compromised on private information of 87 million Facebook users.

Cambridge Analytica has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the USA as the company was forced to shut down its operations amidst the loss of business following the Facebook data sharing scandal.

Asked outside the hearing if he's been questioned in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Wylie replied, "All I can say is I have been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Wylie added that Cambridge Analytica "used Russian researchers to gather its data, (and) openly shared information on "rumor campaigns" and "attitudinal inoculation" with companies and executives linked to the Russian intelligence agency FSB.

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In his testimony, Wylie said that even if user data wasn't explicitly given to the Russians, "the scale of the data and the location of the data was made known" in a way that would have made it relatively easy for an operative to access.

Bannon, along with billionaire Robert Mercer, wanted to use the targeted advertisement technology as part of an "arsenal of weapons to fight a culture war", Wylie said Wednesday.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told Congress on Wednesday that the firm used by President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says Federal Bureau of Investigation may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political opponents" Giuliani: If Mueller subpoenas us, we will challenge it MORE's campaign in 2016 engaged in "voter disengagement" tactics targeting black Americans. He also said company documents showed clients requested "voter suppression" services.

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