By Steve Dellar   |  03-27-2018   News
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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Mr Christopher Wylie appeared before a UK Parliamentary Hearing today to give testimony on his role in the Facebook scandal.

As he was asked about the Brexit vote as well, he admitted that the London-based data analysis firm broke, in his opinion, UK law when it decided to interfere in the Brexit referendum.

To the astonishment of the parliamentarians in the audience, he described in detail how the company’s connections (and data sharing with a Canadian firm called Aggregate IQ) worked with the Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum in such a manner that it would have violated British campaign spending rules.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnson was invited to Channel4 News and Gove to defend their claims Cambridge Analytica was involved in Brexit<br><br>But did not attend. <a href="https://t.co/FNMddYOtQM">pic.twitter.com/FNMddYOtQM</a></p>&mdash; Stephen Howden (@skhowden) <a href="https://twitter.com/skhowden/status/978362314222194689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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At another hearing in the same Parliament committee last month, Cambridge Analytica CEO Mr Alexander Nix was asked the same question, but denied that allegation.

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Mr Wylie stated that it is “completely reasonable to say that there could have been a different outcome in the referendum had there not been, in my view, cheating”.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Considering the evidence that has been heard today with <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisinsilico?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@chrisinsilico</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/podehaye?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@podehaye</a> , Chair <a href="https://twitter.com/DamianCollins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DamianCollins</a> reinforces the need for <a href="https://twitter.com/facebook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@facebook</a>&#39;s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come and give evidence directly to <a href="https://twitter.com/CommonsCMS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CommonsCMS</a>. <a href="https://t.co/qnjcaSWZuV">pic.twitter.com/qnjcaSWZuV</a></p>&mdash; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (@CommonsCMS) <a href="https://twitter.com/CommonsCMS/status/978620612943011840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“To irrevocably alter the constitutional settlement of this country on fraud is a mutilation of the constitutional settlement of this country. You cannot call yourself a Leaver, you cannot call yourself somebody who believes in British law by breaking British law to achieve that goal.”

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Mr Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner and the current UK Minister of Foreign Affairs, has blasted the accusations as ludicrous.

Source:

http://www.dw.com/en/what-role-did-cambridge-analytica-play-in-the-brexit-vote/a-43151460

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Anonymous No. 21655 1522180473

I'm glad FB is taking the heat. They need a tornado of fire now. One thing that bothers me though is the assumption that all the people who voted for Brexit did so because of this mind influence. Until they prove tampering of actual vote tallies, "tampering" has very little meaning.

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