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Elections and Facebook: Privacy, Security

Elections and Facebook: Privacy, Security

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Article recode.net

Here’s how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data for 50 million users - Recode - Recode (2018)


Facebook says it isn’t at fault. “Facebook offers a number of technology tools for software developers, and one of the most popular is Facebook Login, which lets people simpl...

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Article nytimes.com

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions - The New York Times


Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.

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Article theguardian.com

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower - the Guardian (2018)


Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate

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Article niemanlab.org

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked — according to the person who built it - Nieman Lab


The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.

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Podcast npr.org

Facebook And Twitter Remove Russia-Backed Accounts Targeting Left-Leaning Voters - NPR.org


Researchers say one of the operation's goals was to steer left-leaning voters away from the Biden-Harris campaign ahead of the November election.

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Video nytimes.com

How Do Russian Bots Work? - Video - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com - Video


How do bots and trolls work to infiltrate social media platforms and influence U.S. elections? We take a closer look at these insidious online pests to explain how they work.

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Podcast open.spotify.com

Social media's threat to democracy


The Economist, 2017: “Twitter, Facebook and Google were supposed to improve politics. Instead, from Russian meddling in America's election to political manipulation in South Afr...

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