JUST IN: It’s going to be hard for Dems to turn the Cambridge Analytica scandal into a Trump scandal

The latest media hue and cry about the Trump campaign is that they spied on the world by mining Facebook data. You can find videos of Cambridge Analytica supposedly hard at work trying to sway the election for Donald Trump. Of course, Facebook was aghast that they had been so poorly used by the Trump surrogates. It turns out that the real story is a whole different ballgame.  Cambridge Analytica was hardly used by the Trump team. If you go back to the 2012 election you will see, however, that the Obama campaign had unfettered access to all of Facebook’s data. They had the approval and help of Facebook as well. Read this to see who the spies really are.

As Written and Reported By Allahpundit for Hot Air:

Between this and the fact that Team Obama pulled the same data-harvesting trick in 2012, with quiet acquiescence by the liberals in charge of Facebook, it’s going to be hard for Democrats to turn the Cambridge Analytica scandal into a Trump scandal.

Although stay tuned. Channel 4 in Britain is promising a segmenttoday on CA’s U.S. activities, remember.

The Trump campaign never used the psychographic data at the heart of a whistleblower who once worked to help acquire the data’s reporting — principally because it was relatively new and of suspect quality and value…

In late September 2016, Cambridge and other data vendors were submitting bids to the Trump campaign. Then-candidate Trump’s campaign used Cambridge Analytica during the primaries and in the summer because it was never certain the Republican National Committee would be a willing, cooperative partner. Cambridge Analytica instead was a hedge against the RNC, in case it wouldn’t share its data.

The crucial decision was made in late September or early October when Mr. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump’s digital guru on the 2016 campaign, decided to utilize just the…..


CBS: Trump campaign hardly used Facebook data at heart of Cambridge Analytica scandal

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