Did Cambridge Analytica work with Russians to derail the Clinton 2016 campaign? That’s the question the former Democrat presidential candidate wants answered, Business Insider reported Wednesday.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 21, 2018
According to Business Insider:
Hillary Clinton, in an interview originally recorded last year, questioned whether Cambridge Analytica and Russian operatives may have worked together during the 2016 US election.
The former Democratic presidential nominee spoke last year with the British public-broadcasting outlet Channel 4, and her inquiry has taken on new significance in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that’s unfolding this week.
Cambridge Analytica is being scrutinized for the methods it used during the 2016 presidential election, after executives with the British data firm boasted about their ability to covertly target voters, entrap politicians, and launch propaganda campaigns.
“The real question,” Clinton said last year while promoting her book, “is how did the Russians know how to target their messages so precisely to undecided voters in Wisconsin, or Michigan, or Pennsylvania.”
“So if they were getting advice from, let’s say, Cambridge Analytica or someone else about, ‘OK, here are the 12 voters in this town in Wisconsin — that’s whose Facebook pages you need to be on to send these messages,’ that indeed would be very disturbing,” she added.
Reaction on Twitter was pretty much what one might expect.
It sure seems that way.
It’s year 2044: Hillary’s harvested brain in a robot has blamed space aliens for her loss in 2016. American media covers the story extensively https://t.co/ljMtHthjRS
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) March 22, 2018
Wait, it’s not James Comey now? https://t.co/7k9PyERUcd
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) March 21, 2018
Yes, they tricked the Democratic Party into nominating Hillary Clinton. https://t.co/QlqgBNcRCi
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) March 21, 2018
Those Russians are everywhere…
Apparently we’re now supposed to believe that Cambridge Analytica, in cooperation with the Russians, forced Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party, to stay out of certain states and forced her to insult at least half the country.
You'd think Hillary would've gotten wise to Cambridge Analytica and Russian operatives' scheme to keep her from campaining in Wisconsin by September. https://t.co/i7sz2v078Q
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) March 21, 2018
Yes, Mee-Maw, they hacked all your campaign maps to not show Wisconsin, Michigan, or Pennsylvania, then hacked your TelePrompTer so you’d call half the country deplorable.https://t.co/t2wAmwda3k
— William Strunk, Jr. (@cdrusnret) March 21, 2018
Of course, when Obama did the same thing in 2012, there was a completely different reaction:
When Obama used big data to swing votes in key seats he was a genius. When others do it's clearly a conspiracy. Come off it Clinton, you just didn't win enough votes in the right places… https://t.co/TvE35gYhge
— Matt Kilcoyne ???? (@MRJKilcoyne) March 21, 2018
One Twitter user broke the bad news to Clinton:
No. We just hate you. It's really that simple. A rubber duck could have beaten you. https://t.co/h1GUw5fLbQ
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) March 21, 2018
Cambridge Analytica called the allegation that it colluded with Russia “entirely false.” Nevertheless, we can’t help but wonder how long it’ll be before Robert Mueller issues an indictment.
ARS Technica said that Cambridge Analytica “probably” didn’t use illicit Facebook data to help Trump win, but CEO Alexander Nix has been suspended.
“In addition to controversy over unauthorized access to private Facebook data, Nix is also facing a scandal over comments captured by hidden cameras. In those videos, Nix boasts about using dirty tricks—including staged bribery attempts and sending prostitutes to seduce political opponents—to win elections,” the report said.
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