Bosses boasted of role in Trump's campaign
- Autor: Gilberto Valderrama Mar 21, 2018,
Mar 21, 2018, 6:31
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There was no indication in those recordings that such activity was performed for the Trump campaign, but the secret recordings raised questions about the ethics of a company that has said it played an integral role in Trump's 2016 electoral victory.
Facebook, like other social media platforms, and online user forums in general, is still living in the lotus-eater land of Section 230 protections. Perhaps he knew that the situation could be deeper as Zuckerberg had been executing his planned sales program for his philanthropic activities.
The board of Cambridge Analytica says it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending a full independent investigation of his actions.
It's all a far cry from the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, when Cambridge Analytica waded into American politics with the goal of giving conservatives big data tools to compete with Democrats. "It was about how to suppress voters who were inclined to vote for me ... when you have a massive propaganda effort to prevent people from thinking straight, because they're being flooded with false information".
The hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter in wake of the news. "The allegations also highlight the limited rights Americans have to their data".
Facebook also drew continued criticism for its alleged inaction to protect users' privacy.
The app offered a personality test. But Facebook users who downloaded the app also gave the professor permission to collect data on their location, their friends and content they had "liked". Facebook has suspended the company from the social network.
For many, Zuckerberg symbolized the transformational power of technology. It's standard operating procedure for data-centric political campaigns in the United States.
"This drumbeat of negative news and headlines increases the risk that there is some user backlash and a negative feedback loop".
Three months later, Zuckerberg returned to the company's earnings call with the admission that artificial intelligence ( AI ) may not actually be ready to take on misinformation. The deactivation option can be found in the Settings menu under Manage Account Edit.
If Facebook wants to set a precedent for tech companies, they'll implement compliance policies worldwide that reflect their commitment to GDPR.
Clearly Facebook will respond to mounting political and financial pressures.
The proposed departure of the company's data security chief, Alex Stamos, has spread anxiety through the company internationally, and it is being reported that this opened up already significant divisions within the company about just how transparent it should be. CA defended its use of encrypted emails, and added it has 'never claimed it won the election for President Trump.
Mark Turnbull, managing director of CA's political division, said they used "charities or activist groups" to "put information into the bloodstream of the internet and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and again over time to watch it take shape". Parscale has since been named the manager of Trump's 2020 reelection campaign.
Both of California's senators sit on the Judiciary Committee. Sen.
Cambridge Analytica said it is committed to helping the U.K. investigation.
The Facebook revelations have also prompted transatlantic reaction.
Following material published in the UK Guardian and the New York Times over the past few days, the Committee would like to request that you appear before us to give oral evidence. It hadn't been finalized whether Zuckerberg or someone else would represent the company.