• UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    LONDON - A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win.
    University of Essex lecturer Emma Briant made the comments in explanatory essays submitted to the media committee of the U.K. Parliament as part of its inquiry into fake news. She has studied SCL Group, the conglomerate that includes Cambridge Analytica, for a decade.
    Briant, who interviewed the group's employees for her academic research, submitted...
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