Cambridge Analytica used 50 million Facebook users data on US election - Facebook Again questioned and our Responsibility


How Cambridge Analytica used data mining from Facebook to help Trump
The Facebook data breach wasn't a hack. It was a wake-up call.

Such allegations are not of today. #Facebook has done such a thing before that for which Facebook is questioned earlier. But Facebook denies it. 

The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election, and Brexit. The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.

The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy’s online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory.

After this news announced and viral on online, so many personal messages are seen on Twitter. "We've all been away from MySpace, we can move away from Facebook." - Such a message is seen on Twitter by another social media channel. Another said, "Since the owner of Facebook Instagram too if you delete one, you have to delete another."

A Twitter user last year tweeted a campaign for Twitter users. In the presidential election of 2016, he presented four quotes from an interview of such a significant person who was involved in the election campaign of Donald Trump on Cambridge Analyst. To give an idea about the complaints about Facebook's role in the trump winnings. As he said, "Facebook is our partner", and "without Facebook, we could not win."

U.S. law bans foreigners from making contributions or spending money on behalf of a U.S. election campaign but it was not illegal for the Trump campaign to retain Cambridge Analytica’s services, according to Bradley Smith, a former Republican member of the U.S. Federal Election Commission.
“The fact that they are a British company doesn’t add anything to the analysis unless they were giving their services away for free or charging below-market rates,” said Smith, now a professor at the Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Alexander Nix, CEO of the London-based political consulting firm 'Cambridge Analytica' leaves his offices through the back door in London, Britain, 20 March 2018. Britain's Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has applied for a warrant to search the offices of 'Cambridge Analytica', which is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members for its own campaigns during the US presidential elections in 2016 and Brexit referendum. EPA-EFE

My point is, despite the fact that there are so many social media in addition to Facebook, why are these complaint going towards Facebook? Of the 10 lies, there must be one truth. No allegations have been made in the name of Twitter or Instagram. 

So in my opinion, in the use of social media, we should decide which means the threat to us and which one is safe for us.  In this situation, many people suggested increasing the security of personal information through social media. We have to be more careful about giving our personal information through our social media.


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles' – video 

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