[Marxism] How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions - The New York Times

MM marxmail00 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 11:38:30 MDT 2018

> On Mar 17, 2018, at 10:03 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> (It was not Putin who gave us Trump but an American reactionary billionaire.)

Not sure why Louis thinks these would be mutually exclusive causal factors, even if there were no record of links between them. And although such links may not yet have been robustly demonstrated, there’s been a fair amount of reporting suggesting they exist, e.g.:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/211152/trump-data-analytics-russian-access <http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/211152/trump-data-analytics-russian-access>

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/01/19/more-evidence-of-a-connection-between-russia-and-cambridge-analytica/ <https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/01/19/more-evidence-of-a-connection-between-russia-and-cambridge-analytica/>

In any case, Facebook has just “suspended” CA:

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/technology/378892-facebook-suspends-trump-linked-firm-cambridge-analytica <http://thehill.com/policy/technology/technology/378892-facebook-suspends-trump-linked-firm-cambridge-analytica>

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