https://wonkette.com/631445/cambridge-a ... -mean-them
Excellent summary as only Wonkette can do!
Cambridge Analytica DID NOT Use Ukrainian Prostitutes As Honeyp … Oh, You Mean THEM?
Did you hear the one about how the shit is finally hitting the fan for Cambridge Analytica, the skeevy weird data company Donald Trump’s campaign used to help him steal the election? Of course you did, we just wrote about it! Ah, Cambridge Analytica, the weird company Steve Bannon was on the board of, the one whose US address was the same as the address for Breitbart and all of Steve Bannon’s other fucked up loser ventures!
Channel 4 in Merry Olde Englande is releasing a series of mini-documentaries on Cambridge Analytica’s work, because apparently the Deep State had a meeting and decided this week was LET’S FUCK UP CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA WEEK. The first segment focused on CA whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who is speaking out about the “frankenmonster” he created for CA, the tool that was used to harvest millions of Americans’ Facebook data, so that the Trump campaign could in turn micro-target those people with lies, damned lies, and #TrumpFacts, possibly with Russia’s help.
Channel 4 went undercover as Fake Sri Lankans, pretending to want to hire CA for Fake Sri Lanka Elections. And in so doing, they heard SOME STUFF. In essence, Channel 4 totally James O’Keefe-d Cambridge Analytica, but correctly, without doing the part O’Keefe does where he just cold makes up shit and every single one of his exclusive reports is giggled off the internet about 11 seconds after it’s released. The first CA people they met with were a couple of CA bigwigs named Alex Tayler and Mark Turnbull, and it wasn’t too hard to get them to spill! Asked about the data mining stuff, Turnbull emphasized that CA isn’t looking to insert true information into a debate, but rather to play off people’s fears and emotions, which in the case of the Trump campaign, means “racism”....
Cambridge Analytica has no problem with “wad[ing] into a foreign election,” because they know they can “disappear without a trace” afterward, as Channel 4’s reporter put it. And what of laws about foreign interference in elections, or if you just don’t want people to know Cambridge Analytica did your dirty work? There’s a fucked up workaround for that, of course. Here’s Turnbull:
It may be that we have to contract under a different name. A different entity, with a different name, so that no record exists with our name attached to this at all.
And what about fake news and stuff, Alexander Nix?
I mean, it sounds a dreadful thing to say …
… but these are things that don’t necessarily need to be true, as long as they’re believed.
Gotcha. Apparently Nix feels that way when he talks to congressional committees too.
“A black woman can invent something for the benefit of humankind.” -Bessie Blount-Griffin, physical therapist, inventor of devices for disabled WWII veterans, and forensic scientist.