Whistleblower At Heart Of Cambridge Analytica Scandal Will Testify In UK

Whistleblowers speak during a press conference at the Frontline Club on March 26, 2018 in London, England. Former Vote Leave volunteer Sanni raised concerns that the official Leave campaign may have broken referendum spending rules and then tried to destroy evidence. A substantial sum was spent with AggregateIQ which has links to Cambridge Analytica. Former employee Christopher Wylie exposed how Cambridge Analytica had allegedly harvested date from millions of Facebook users to influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
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LONDON (AP) — The whistleblower at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal is set to testify before British lawmakers investigating the increasing rise of fake news.

Christopher Wylie has alleged that Cambridge Analytica harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. It is alleged the material made it possible to micro-target users with campaign material.

At a news conference on Monday on a linked issue, Wylie declined to answer questions about whether the data was also used in Britain by the campaign to leave the European Union. He said he would discuss the matter when he spoke to lawmakers from Parliament’s media committee on Tuesday.

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