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The spectre of Cambridge Analytica still haunts African elections | Elections 2018


Elections are big business, and look no further than the ongoing frenzy over the upcoming Nigerian election for proof. It is hard to miss how much money is being made in both the main event and the ecosystem around it.

Politicians are no longer just candidates, but also brands, backed by elaborate merchandising and advertising apparatuses that are designed to catapult their public image to victory. Outside the core tug of war, media companies around the world wrestle for the attention of viewers, listeners and readers with elaborate, attention-grabbing infographics and chyrons. 

The triumph of political style over substance in the capitalist election is almost complete, and with it the unparalleled influence of money over political decision-making. As Nigeria inches towards this critical…

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Caribbean Elections in the Age of Cambridge Analytica: SCL, Cambridge Analytica’s Caribbean History | News


Neither Grenada nor Antigua was named among the several Caribbean territories where Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and Cambridge Analytica (CA) have boasted about influencing regime change in the over two decades have been engaging in their heralded pre-election ‘mind-bending’ exercises across the region.

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Caribbean Elections in the Age of Cambridge Analytica: Grenada's Seismic Eruption



Caribbean Elections in the Age of Cambridge Analytica: Grenada's Seismic …. Two days later (March 19th) the UK's Channel 4 News broadcast an …
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From African American Voters to African Nations, Cambridge Analytica Wages ‘Cultural Warfare’


Political firm Cambridge Analytica attempted to suppress voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on May 16.

Wylie, a former contractor who disclosed the company’s alleged misuse of private Facebook user data earlier this year, said it targeted African American voters in particular, waging “cultural warfare” for political ends.

This was no surprise for many of us in nations where Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Group, has long been a silent player, including in my home country of Kenya.

SCL Group is open about having “conducted behavioral change programs in over 60 countries,” describing itself as a service that provides data, analytics, and strategy to “governments and military…

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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate – TechCrunch


Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans.

Although Wylie insisted that he himself did not take part in these programs, he testified to their existence.

“One of the things that provoked me to leave was discussions about ‘voter disengagement’ and the idea of targeting African Americans,” he said. “I didn’t participate on any voter suppression programs, so I can’t comment on the specifics of those programs.”

“I can comment on their existence, and I can comment more generally on my…

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower sounds the alarm on 'voter suppression campaigns' against …



He noted that African-Americans specifically were targets of Cambridge Analytica's “voter disengagement tactics.” he explained that they were used to …
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