"It is what modern day colonialism looks like", he told the MPs. The marketing material boasts of the firm holding data from "over 600 districts and 7 lakh villages" that it claims its "constantly being updated". Following his explosive data leak about how Indian political parties employed SCL to obtain voter information for use in poll strategies, Wylie got requests from Indian journalists to reveal SCL's projects in India.
Apart from that, in 2012, SCL said that it carried out a caste census in Uttar Pradesh on behalf of a national party, not naming who, where it analysed the caste structure to identify the core and swing voters.
How much of Wylie's documentation stacks up?
"If you are going to pitch any big client, they require experience. Our services help clients target key groups within the population to influence their behaviour to realise a desired outcome", says one of the documents shared on Twitter. This is likely untrue.
This is the harder part.
George previously told KMGH the fund wouldn't have worked with Cambridge Analytica had it known the data it was using was questionably obtained, and told The Denver Post "their pitch was better than their performance". I don't remember a national project but I know regionally.
"I got caught up in my own curiosity, in the work I was doing".More news: Hawk in the Oval Office: Will Bolton's views rub off on Trump?
Did SCL help with any of Rai or OBI's campaigns?
What happened after that?
The company at the centre of the scandal is Cambridge Analytics, a consulting firm set up to convert the data of Facebook users into tailored psychological profiles which could then be used to target them with customised political advertisements. These include elections in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in addition to the 2009 Indian General Elections. He added that he was not aware of the fate of Muresan who he also said had worked in India for Cambridge Analytica before his demise. The image which is doing rounds on social media shows a poster of Congress" hand symbol which also carries party slogan- "Development for all'.
"They have reached out to the Congress party".
The reporter who presented the story spoke with several Colorado residents whose data was contained within the list, which was in possession of Channel 4's source, according to a Channel 4 employee who agreed to speak with Scripps station KMGH in Denver about the story on the condition they not be named. "It could [have been] in person, over email over phone or through a proposal", she stated in an interview. Tyagi has denied it, but it's unlikely nevertheless.
Christopher Wylie has been hailed as "the millennials' first great whistleblower" after revealing the huge Facebook data breach, that tag alone should give you reason to seriously question some of the self promoting fantasy this guy is spinning.
Cambridge Analytica reportedly has not completely deleted the Facebook data it acquired.
Facebook has also been asked to clarify if the social media giant itself or its related/downstream agencies utilising the data have previously been engaged by any entities to manipulate the Indian electoral process.
If any such downstream entity misused data from Facebook, whatis the protection available to the data subject?
A powerful United States watchdog agency, the Federal Trade Commission, said it would investigate Facebook, a probe that carries the potential for steep fines and other penalties on the social media giant.