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Why (almost) everything reported about the Cambridge Analytica Facebook ‘hacking’ controversy is…

Why (almost) everything reported about the Cambridge Analytica Facebook ‘hacking’ controversy is…

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Milner, Facebook’s UK policy director, asked if Cambridge Analytica had Facebook data, told MPs... it will not be Facebook user data. It may be data about people who are on Facebook that they have gathered themselves, but it is not data that we have provided...
when you understand the difference between Facebook’s internal data and data collected on Facebook by outside developers it is ... very likely true...
there was an actual breach; not of Facebook’s internal data but of Facebook’s data sharing policies... they did not expend much effort to police their developers ... linked to the success of Trump’s presidential campaign... dubious ... relies heavily on bombastic claims made by Chris Wylie...
Carole Cadwalladr... approached the story ... as a features writer... delving into ‘the human side of the story’... Chris Wylie.... invested and reliant in ... Wylie’s narrative... a young mastermind at the center of global political conspiracies.... might make for more accessible articles but... obscure ... technical details in favour of providing sensationalist quotes...
let’s address the oversight and take a bit more of a critical look... when they first rose to prominence they were working for the Ted Cruz... crushed by Trump in the Republican primaries... Cambridge Analytica’s flashy data science team got beaten by a dude with a thousand-dollar website.... Kogan ... argues that the personality profiles he gathered turned out to not be particularly useful ... the predictions we gave SCL were 6 times more likely to get all 5 of a person’s personality traits wrong as it was to get them all correct.... the majority of what is being reported in the media about its manipulative power is just an uncritical regurgitation of Cambridge Analytica (and Chris Wylie’s) self-promotional claims... Ted Cruz is not currently president.

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