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Cambridge Analytica Had Stolen Clinton Emails ‘More Than A Month’ Before WikiLeaks: Report

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Cambridge Analytica Had Stolen Clinton Emails ‘More Than A Month’ Before WikiLeaks: Report





Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct company that managed then-candidate Donald Trump’s data operation during the 2016 election, obtained Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails “more than a month” before WikiLeaks published them, according to the British magazine Spectator.

“The (now shuttered) British company did the Trump campaign’s data,” BBC correspondent Paul Wood explained. “Its speciality was ‘microtargeting’: individual messages tailored to individual voters, delivered by email, Facebook and Twitter.”

“The US intelligence agencies believe that Russian internet ‘troll factories’ were also pushing out pro-Trump propaganda on social media: sometimes fake news, sometimes real news, such as the hacked contents of Clinton’s emails,” he continued. “The question is whether this was done in coordination with the Trump campaign.”

“An American lawyer I know told me that he was approached by a Cambridge Analytica employee after the election. They had had the Clinton emails more than a month before they were published by WikiLeaks: ‘What should I do?’ Take this to [special counsel Robert Mueller], the lawyer replied.”



Read the entire column at The Spectator.




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