【New Delhi / London】Cambridge Analytica worked “extensively” in India, and operated a system of “modern-day colonialism”, globally undermining democratic processes across the world.
A former CA employee, Christopher Wylie, in a deposition before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons, had revealed that the firm had worked extensively in India and that he believed its services were employed by the Congress.
During the House of Commons deposition, Labour Party member Paul Farrelly said, “When you look at Facebook’s biggest market, India is on the top in terms of numbers of users. Obviously, that is a country rife with political discord and opportunities for destabilisation.”
○Cambridge Analytica-Congress links: BJP seeks apology from Rahul Gandhi
【New Delhi】The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 28 attacked the Congress over a Cambridge Analytica (CA) whistleblower’s deposition naming the Opposition party. The BJP demanded an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Cambridge Analytica is now embroiled in a controversy for micro-targeting voters in the US and the UK elections using data it had mined from Facebook.
However, the Congress insisted it had never used the services of the British data analytics and political advisory firm. It also claimed it had evidence that Ovleno Business Intelligence, an arm of CA, conspired to spread misinformation about the Congress-led UPA government in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
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