#GlobalNews: « Canadian Facebook whistleblower says he didn’t do any voter-targeting work for Liberals – National » #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada


OTTAWA – The Canadian knowledge knowledgeable whose allegations set off a world uproar concerning the inappropriate use of personal Facebook knowledge says there was nothing in any respect nefarious about his work in early 2016 for the federal Liberal caucus analysis bureau.

Testifying earlier than a parliamentary committee, Chris Wylie says his work for the bureau had nothing to do with the micro-targeting and psychoanalysis of voters – and was strictly about offering communications providers in assist of caucus members of the incoming authorities.

Wylie got here ahead in March with accusations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly harvested non-public knowledge from tens of thousands and thousands of Facebook customers to construct psychological profiles in hope of constructing political features.

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The whistle-blower has stated his former agency used the data to assist seal 2016 victories for Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential marketing campaign and within the U.Ok.’s Brexit referendum.

Following Canada’s 2015 federal election, Wylie was awarded a $100,000 contract to do a pilot challenge with the Liberal caucus analysis bureau, and likewise labored within the places of work of former federal Liberal leaders Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff a few decade in the past.

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Wylie says the work wasn’t notably ground-breaking – and insists he’s by no means accomplished any psychographic focusing on for any of Canada’s Liberal events.

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