Cambridge Analytica working to stop undercover report on its practices from airing: report

Source: The Hill | March 18, 2018 | Luis Sanchez

Cambridge Analytica is trying to prevent an undercover report by London’s Channel 4 News that shows the firm’s CEO Alexander Nix speaking candidly about the firm’s practices from airing, according to the Financial Times.

Reporters for Channel 4 posed as prospective clients and secretly filmed a number of meetings with the firm.

The Financial Times’s report did not make clear how the data firm was working to stop the report from airing.

Cambridge Analytica, which was used by President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was suspended by Facebook Friday for breaching its privacy policy.

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Cambridge Analytica and Facebook threatened to sue The Guardian to keep them from publishing an exposé focusing on the whistleblower who released the data breach, according to CBS News.

The whistleblower has also said that Facebook suspended him after he revealed the information he claims Facebook was aware of for two years.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly requested all emails between the Trump campaign and Cambridge Analytica. The House Intelligence Committee has also reportedly interviewed Nix.

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