1/ It's time. I'm dropping docs on SCL, Cambridge Analytica & AggregateIQ + others. This is a big subject & people need to be able to find this information.
Here is how this works:
@profcarroll @carolecadwalla @podehaye @VickerySec @chrisinsilico @kate_hammer @NatashaBertrand
2/ BACKGROUND: These are OSINT docs gathered over years. Anyone can find them if they know how. These are not "hacked" & anyone who claims that is trying to keep you in the dark to promote their own agenda.
3/ WHY IT'S IMPORTANT: These people, powered by billionaires with anti-democratic agendas, did more than just post a few ads on Facebook. They used weapons grade PsyOps to radicalize people for politics. They employed cutting edge ad tech to do it.
And they are still doing it.
4/ I post SCL, Cambridge Analytica, AIQ, etc. docs. It won't always be in a logical order because there's a lot.
They can't hide in the light. Your job is to scour them and share what you find. That's how this works.
DMs are open
@ProfessorShaw @EmmaLBriant @acaruanagalizia
5/ Let's start with the corporate structure - here's the network map of companies under the SCL & Cambridge Analytica umbrella created by @WendySiegelman & @annmarlowe
6/ Map of SCL, Cambridge Analytica Companies including the holding company Emerdata & AIQ (AggregateIQ - aka SCL Canada) by @WendySiegelman & @annmarlowe
7/ Map of SCL and Cambridge Analytica - Corporate Structure & Development from the UK investigation
8/ April 9, 2018
Letter from Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to Nigel Oakes (founder of SCL) about SCL.
9/ UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) response to payments made to SCL and another company - Developing Markets Associates LTD.
The question should have included more company off shoots, but here's the response. If any one knows of more requests, DM me.
10/ Zimmerman v FB
Alleges: FB helped hijack global democracies, allowed CA/SCL data access, allowed such access w/o consent, changed privacy settings, de-anon scraped data, life endangerment, pulling ads of critics. SCL & Mercer in text of the complaint
11/ CRAIG SKOTNICKI v FACEBOOK, INC., and CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA
12/ Todd Bigelow vs Cambridge Analytica and SCL
They used @ToddBigPhoto 's photo of "the wall" without permission or payment.
13/ Further to above:
Todd Bigelow vs Cambridge Analytica and SCL
14/ Class Action in Delaware v SCL, Cambridge Analytica, GSR, Kogan,etc
15/ SEC vs Facebook
16/ FTC Cambridge Analytica Administrative Complaint
17/ Cummings to Gowdy - request for subpoenas Cambridge Analytica & SCL
18/ Response EPIC v Facebook
Discusses Cambridge Analytica scraping but also footnotes lead to WhatsApp (Myanmar genocide) & other FB properties and shenanigans.
ALWAYS READ THE FOOTNOTES
19/ Six4Three v Facebook
Discusses in detail how FB allowed scraping and how they granted special access to companies and individuals with the money to pay for extra access once it was publicly claimed they "no longer allowed" it.
20/ Six4Three v Facebook - Declarations
This case is a big deal. It shows how FB pulled GraphAPI access (what allowed SCL to scrape profiles & their friends data) while they sold the same access for companies & individuals with deep pockets.
21/ More declarations from Six4Three about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica & SCL
22/ I am including these Facebook lawsuits because it's important to understand what, exactly, Cambridge Analytica and SCL had access to, and how many people & companies it took to be complicit in hijacking democracy.
O’Connor v Facebook in California
23/ Shareholder litigation against Facebook
24/ Bundeskartellamt decision for Facebook on data privacy in the EU
25/ Canada: Office of Privacy Commissioner 2017-18 Annual Report to Parliament
26/ Facebook response to Granate (Italian paper)
"Our priority is to reassure people that the trust that they place in us is deserved and that data is protected on Facebook's platform. "
27/ @SenBlumenthal & Hawley letter to FTC regarding clamping down on Facebook Gone Rouge
"Facebook harvested address books from email accounts without user consent."
Not just your friends lists... Your personal address book.
28/ Privacy litigation & Facebook shenanigans producing documents
"Facebook did not conduct a search of all reasonably
accessible potentially responsive documents, but rather limited its search to the set of documents previously produced to regulators."
29/ Transcript: Facebook Privacy Litigation
A risk that you're not necessarily taking on is that the entity that's helping you disseminate that information to your friends will then turn around and disseminate it to a thousand different corporations.
30/ Aleksandr Kogan vs Facebook
Kogan is the man who scraped all your data with his little app, and shared results with Russia. He also goes by the name Spectre. Cute right?
He is claiming his reputation is besmirched...
31/ Judiciary - @SenFeinstein request for information on Cambridge Analytica and the side-by-side support of Russian operations and contact.
Know this: Globally where ever SCL / Cambridge Analytica have worked since 2014, Russia follows within moments.
32/ 2017: Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy: Can Public Diplomacy Survive the Internet: Bots, Echo Chambers & Disinformation
• Facts compete with pseudo-facts on substance, on speed, and for audiences’ attention.
33/ Campaign for Accountability requests Apple remove all apps (~13) developed by Political Social Media LLC & brands, uCampaign, LLC and Jarbik, LLC, among others, from the Apple Store.
Also to Google Play
See @VickerySec for uCampaign in the AIQ repo
34/ Facebook emails discussing foreknowledge of issues of political scraping of Facebook user profiles
Clarify to political clients re: matching social data to voter files...
This de-anonymizes users. It allows for individually targeted PsyOps
35/ American Oversight documents showing Judicial Watch playing whataboutery with Cambridge Analytica and claiming a military PsyOps weapon of war is the same as Obama’s use of social media…
Nothing to see here folks… move along…
36/ Press Release: Illinois DA files suit against SCL and Cambridge Analytica
There's a lot of attention to the privacy aspect. Keep in mind that allowed them to do what they did, but it runs so much deeper that just that issue.
37/ @CREWcrew request for investigation of SCL, Cambridge Analytica, Nix, “unknown foreign nationals”, Bannon, Bolton Super PAC & Donald J Trump for President
Re: Foreign Nationals involved in US elections
38/ Campaign Legal Center to FEC vs John Bolton Super PAC
Mercer used his funding of Cambridge Analytica to avoid accountability for his political "donations". CA shared resources across campaigns.
For more on Robert Mercer - follow @TheRynheart
39/ US Bankruptcy for Cambridge Analytica Commercial, Political, LLC and Anaxi Solutions
In a shell game, Cambridge Analytica & SCL filed "bankruptcy" in the US and UK.
Most of these corps have zero employees & assets. ~12 global corps not listed
40/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica Administrative Application for insolvency in UK
SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK Insolvency
Index of documents
42/ SCL Group Minutes (required for UK insolvency)
Oddly Julian Wheatland is the only attendee & claims it's a quorum of one…
43/ More SCL Group Minutes - all with Wheatland as sole quorum…
I bet the debates were heated...
44/ Transcript UK Insolvency
Sell to themselves & continue work with the IP, employees & contracts. **They never went away.**
SCL Insight was bought by Oakes
Nix & Mystery person as purchasers
Are the 2 SCL insolvency reps impartial or tag teaming?
45/ Wheatland UK Insolvency witness statement
Breaks down the roles & financials of the SCL / Cambridge Analytica companies
46/ Exhibit to Wheatland’s UK Insolvency Witness Statement
The Emerdata companies (Emerdata being a holding company) financial breakdown of SCL Group, SCL Analytics, SCL Commercial, SCL Social, SCL Elections
47/ Exhibit to Wheatland’s UK Insolvency Witness Statement
Financials of SCL Elections Limited
48/ Exhibit to Wheatland’s UK Insolvency Witness Statement
SCL Group Limited Financials
49/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK Insolvency
Wheatland’s Second Witness Statement
Employees at 6 companies have NOT had their laptops & keycards seized.
50/ I will continue to drop documents over the course of days.
Reclaim your power. You are powerful. You are important. Dig through these documents and share what you find. They can not continue to work in darkness when you shine your light.
51/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK Insolvency
Skeleton Argument by Adam Richardson
Explains how the core complex corporate structure works.
"They are believed to be insolvent however this position is less clear than is ideal..."
52/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK Insolvency
Skeleton Argument of Mark Watson Gandy
"any potential sale of the business assets of the companies to include goodwill or intellectual property rights"
53/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK Insolvency
Transcript of Judge’s statement
Must read end to end
"proposed sale, namely that, whilst two people, one unnamed and the other Mr Nix, who I have already had occasion to mention, were (or may be) insiders"
54/ Haslinger v Facebook & Cambridge Analytica
Lots of good info in this filing
"documents, have revealed that Cambridge (Analytica) not only relied on the private Facebook data
but still possesses most or all of the trove"
55/ Rich Men & Brexit
How billionaires hijacked world democracies
Compilation of facts from news stories mostly from @carolecadwalla @podehaye & @petergeoghegan
56/ Document Request: SDNY to SCL and Cambridge Analytica
Including: Trump, Trump Campaign & Organization, Manafort, Gates, Cohen, Flynn, Sessions, Kushner, Bossert, Stone, Corsi, Papadopoulos, Page, Kilimnik, McFarland, Prince, Lyovochkin & Akhmetov.
57/ @profcarroll vs SCL and Cambridge Analytica
Where the hell is my data & how did you use it? Ingeniously filed in the UK.
58/ @profcarroll vs SCL and Cambridge Analytica
Statement & Statements of Support
"I understood that my data was being processed through Europe and, more particularly, in London." (Prof Carroll is a US citizen residing in the US)
59/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica UK
Final Judgement: Judge Norris @profcarroll
“Cambridge Analytica companies in the UK had access to some 700 terabytes of data (the equivalent of 52 billion pages of information).”
60/ @profcarroll Witness Statement House Judiciary Oregon
"We know that Cambridge Analytica may have used geolocation data harvested from Instagram"
"rapid developments in machine learning, algorithmic accountability, and artificial intelligence"
61/ Data Subject Access Requests:
3 Illuminating UK Cases
62/ SCL & Cambridge Analytica
Leave(.)EU: Psychographic Targeting for Britain
SCL: GoSkippy: Enhancing Your Insights (Banks & Wigmore's Insurance co)
Cambridge Analytica: Brand Identity & Marketing
SCL & CA: Leave(.)EU: Profile Raising & Outreach
63/ A note the the above document. GoSkippy is an auto insurer. Below is the front cover graphic.
Why would Cambridge Analytica & SCL claim their experience with weapons grade PsyOps for military use would be appropriate for a domestic car insurer?
[link above in tweet 62]
64/ @EmmaLBriant to UK investigation
"address key questions & illustrate the unethical nature of this company’s practices"
"rapid progression of coordinated data-driven propaganda powered by AI & augmented with insights from neuroscience and psychology"
65/ Go buy @EmmaLBriant book on propaganda right now. Also available on Amazon.
She interviewed SCL while working in Afghanistan & explains how changing policy towards PsyOps & propaganda allowed our brains to be hijacked by billionaires for politics & $
66/ @EmmaLBriant Pitch Deck
Government Contracting & the Influence Industry: Responses to the Problem of Digital Propaganda
67/ @EmmaLBriant Transcripts: Oakes, Wigmore, Patten & Gunster submitted to UK investigation
"Created a wave of hatred and racism, and all this “right movement” – empowering..."
In case you were wondering where all this White Nationalist BS is from
68/ @EmmaLBriant - Audio Files & Transcripts: Andy Wigmore
"we were actually quite bloody good at artificial intelligence"
69/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Wigmore: US Campaign
"the only way we were going to make a noise was to follow the Trump doctrine, which was: the more outrageous we are, the more attention we’ll get, and the more attention we get, the more outrageous we’ll be"
70/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Andy Wigmore: Immigration
"we were so unsure – constantly – if we were doing the right thing. Particularly when you have horrific incidents like Jo Cox, and you think: well... that’s... too much."
71/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Wigmore: Leave(.)EU & Cambridge Analytica
" If we had got designation [as the official Leave campaign], yes they would have been." (would have been powerful re: CA)
72/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Wigmore: More Leave(.)EU & Cambridge Analytica
"these small clusters: you need to find out where these people are and what matters to them."
73/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Wigmore: Nazi use of political propaganda
"very clever, the way they managed to do what they did. In its pure marketing sense... logic of what they were saying, why they were saying it & how they presented things, and the imagery"
74/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Nigel Oakes: Brexit
Braint schools Oakes: "Well it doesn’t help that some people sound like they are trying to backtrack and are
75/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Oakes: Company Relations
Melding political work with defense military grade work
"we all work together, but I would never ever say, what we do, we’d never touch politics. I mean, I have in the
past.. but now I’m totally defense"
76/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Oakes: Nazi Methods of Propaganda
"(Hitler) didn’t have a problem with the Jews at all, but the people didn’t like the Jews… He could just use them... he just leverage an artificial enemy. Well that’s exactly what Trump did. "
77/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
"ridiculous things, like “we are going to ban Muslims... because I am sick of people taking machine guns and pointing them at schools”. there’s never been a
Muslim ever that has put a gun on an American school. "
78/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Oakes: Unethical Company
" People coming to us are not ethical... I mean frequently people come to us and say we’ve got so many dirty tricks"
79/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
"the Russians were massively involved in
trying to dick about with the election. They just did it as a joke. They had whole agencies operating
80/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Sam Patten: Working in Corrupt Countries
" I’ve worked in Ukraine, Iraq, I’ve worked in deeply corrupt countries, and our [the American] system isn’t very different."
81/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Patten: SCL's work in Kosovo
"I assumed it was the dirty bad guys, the mafia guys. You know, the gangsters?"
82/ @EmmaLBriant Audio
Gerry Gunster: Cambridge Analytica
"they sort of gave a bit of a backbone on how to do behavioural targeting and micro-targeting."
[see note below]
83/ ADDENDUM tweet 82:
@VickerySec found AIQ's (AKA SCL Canada) unprotected tools repo.
Multiple voter DBs & robust psychographic files on millions of voters were also found.
Tools + Data + Guidance
Anyone could have used these to target US citizens
84/ Enforcement notice to SCL ELections from Information Commissioner UK (ICO)
complainant received a substantive response to his request on 27 March 2017 under cover of a letter from the SCL Group, marked for and behalf of Cambridge Analytica
85/ SCL / Cambridge Analytica / AIQ: RIPON Platform Collateral
“Winning Back America”
"we must engage the silent majority of Republican supporters"
...by scraping their phones...
86/ UK House of Commons: Disinformation & Fake News Final Report
There is so much information in this report, I can't summarize it. @DamianCollins did an excellent job, pursuing & exposing Cambridge Analytica, SCL & AIQ
87/ Hacking the citizenry?
Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL, specializes in ‘psy-ops’ & has a history of developing disinformation campaigns & psychometrics-based propaganda techniques for influencing elections around the world
88/ Data & Democracy in the UK: Tactical Tech’s Data & Politics Team
opportunities to deliver more personalised & targeted communications on an individual level or to very specific segments of the population, with greater speed and reach than ever before
89/ Policy Review: role of digital marketing in political campaigns
Crossdevice recognition: They follow you across the internet & across all your devices - computer, mobile, TV, etc.
Then link that info to your personal ID record using onboarding.
90/ Common Cause FEC Complaint vs Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Nix, Oakes, Tayler, Turnbull, Wylie & John Does “unknown foreign nationals”
Cambridge Analytica in the US is effectively a shell company & all work happens from employees at SCL, a UK company
91/ @RepJerryNadler Judiciary production of documents request to SCL and Nigel Oakes
"This is a critical time for our nation."
92/ @SenFeinstein Senate Judiciary: Cambridge Analytica & Future of Data Privacy
sophisticated algorithms segment voters into groups based on psychological characteristics: neurotic/introverted. images & keywords most likely to alter behavior were used
93/ ADDENDUM to 92
In the AIQ repo found by @VickerySec there were also assets with swastikas & Pepe the Frog memes... a lot of them...
Cambridge Analytica radicalized white nationalists & supremacists for politics.
And they are still doing it.
94/ SCL has two active, no-bid contracts with the US State Department.
Justification: "GEC is not aware of any companies that approach the sophistication and effectiveness of SCL in designing data-driven influence campaigns that demonstrably work.”
95/ UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) letter to Squire Patton Boggs UK re: SCL
We gave SCL heads up that we were going to seize their goods. No. We didn't leak it to the press.
Question is: What happened to evidence pre-warrant execution?
96/ SCL Oct 2017 FARA filing
Contract & Ad Buys
To smear Qatar
97/ One of the first companies I noticed following SCL like a lap dog, mostly in eastern Europe, was Andreae & Associates
Here's their FARA filing for work done for SCL to smear Qatar
... someone should really look into them...
98/ FARA List of Qatar smear ads by SCL and Andreae & Associates
99/ SCL Supplemental FARA filing for the UAE funded Qatar smear campaign
This was via SCL Social (another company owned by the same group that lists zero employees)
100/ SCL FARA Registration Statement
filing lists Nix, Wheatland & Tayler
101/ SCL FARA Filing through Andreae for Romania
Pay attention now. Romania. Where an awful lot of Trump World seems to converge - linked to the person considered.. a... umm... corrupt politician.
Stick a pin in this - we'll return to Romania later
102/ SCL FARA Filing through Andreae & Associates for Romania
103/ A little interlude teaser:
Trump’s attorney accuses Romanian president of overzealous anti-corruption enforcement and claims ‘innocent people’ jailed
While working as Trump's attorney...
104/ Little Interlude Deux:
Giuliani being paid by a global consulting firm when he sent a letter to Romanian President
take sides in a fight at the top of the Romanian government over how to rein in high-level corruption
Wonder why that is?
106/ PDF of SCL's website describing work in Nigeria
We'll get back to Nigeria later
107/ Internal SCL Cambridge Analytica reports:
OR State Congressional Art Robinson - Mercer’s fav pee hoarder
CO State Senate
Bolton Super PAC: AR, NC, NH
Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund
108/ Cambridge Analytica Political
Bolton Super PAC messaging guidelines
Psychographic Messaging Report
109/ Paris Martineau FOIA request from FCC re: Complaints filed against SCL companies & Cambridge Analytica (there were 3) over the 2016 election cycle
This FOIA should be expanded by year (to 2013) & asked of every pertinent gov agency & AG office
110/ @chrisinsilico Supporting Docs: Background Papers for UK investigation 122 pgs
Treasure trove - SCL, Cambridge Analytica and AIQ (Aggregate IQ) -
establishing AIQ = SCL Canada
Voter records = matched to psychographics & personally identifiable
111/ @chrisinsilico Senate Judiciary
Bannon engaged SCL, a foreign military contractor, to build an arsenal of informational weapons he could deploy on the American population... tactics used by the military for his political aims in the US & elsewhere
112/ Commerce Department Resumes showing work for Cambridge Analytica and SCL
Not shady at all...
113/ Wilton Park Schedule: Provisional Programme - Diplomacy in the Digital Age February 2017 👈
Includes David Wilkinson, Data Scientist & Mark Turnbull of “we ghosted in and out” fame from SCL Electionsx
114/ March 20, 2018:
New York Times Front Page
Political Firm Laid Out A List of Dirty Tricks
115/ @DamianCollins , MP - Chair of the UK DCMS Committee
Notes & Summary of Key Issues from the Six4Three files
Six4Three case shows FB was secretly selling access to GraphAPI well after it was "removed".
116/ @VickerySec UK investigation
Data flow of SCL & Cambridge Analytica based upon the exposed AIQ repo
117/ Background papers
emails Arron Banks & Andy Wigmore
118/ NATO: Target Audience Analysis (TAA): Steve Tatham (formerly of SCL)
TAA was developed by military contractors to counter extremism as part of PsyOps. It targets individuals & small groups at a very granular level with their triggers for behavior.
119/ WHO pitch deck describing TAA
This is health focused but gives great insight into how SCL & Cambridge Analytica approach data and tinderbox issues to spark violence & protests... where people die... for politics & $
120/ 2007: New Military Strategic Communications System
Does the political campaign system provide a more effective framework for military strategic communications? The answer is yes.
SCL used military-grade PsyOps & weaponized it for politics...
121/ Using Target Audience Analysis to Aid Strategic Level Decisionmaking - Steve Tatham (formerly of SCL)
TAA: tactical PsyOps tool:
identifies, in advance, key groups through behavioral profiling.
provides a measure of “influenceability” groups
122/ MISO is a "new" acronym for PsyOps & includes black PsyOps (dark arts), gray & white.
Fascinating paper that compares current (as of 2014) PsyOps methods to 1920-1941 Germany and the rise of National Socialists (N*zi Party)
See @EmmaLBriant above
123/ Review of Psychological Operations Lessons Learned from Recent Operational Experience
Specific to Iraq & Afghanistan - where SCL worked and honed their military-grade PsyOps toolset
124/ European Research Federation - efamro
Monitoring Report – 26 /10/2018 Week in Review
European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has 162 cross-border cases on its case register. - ‘we are investigating’ she said.
The last 24 Tweets flew off pre-maturely, so please forgive any typos I did not catch.
Thought: Why are there no lawsuits against Cambridge Analytica or SCL for abuse?
Just because they did not use a tank, does not mean their weapons grade military PsyOps are not weapons...
126/ Infographic: fashion & TAA - Black Swan TAA. Black Swan = 16th century phrase in London to express impossibility of something. Intel now uses it for unexpected events that are hard to predict.
@chrisinsilico : fashion = precursor to culture
127/ Combatting Strategic Weapons of Influence on Social Media
Re: Russia, but TBF, where SCL goes, Russia follows
these influence weapons are a direct threat to U.S. national security and have not been completely neutralized by present countermeasures
128/ For context to the next docs, I want to share @annmarlowe 's excellent article which lays out the depth of SCL’s darkness, the billionaire swapsies for profit, Brittainy Kaiser’s lies about her past & the innards of the beast
129/ Written Testimony of Brittany Kaiser for UK investigation
CYA Kaiser is not a whistleblower.
a key part of our pitch to Republican clients, was that we had secured exclusive rights to resell
Breitbart engagement data
130/ Kaiser background papers - emails
Compare these supporting docs to the ones @chrisinsilico provided earlier in this thread. She had access to everything & worked on some of the most violent campaigns.
Assessment scale: meh
131/ Here are some articles you should not miss.
The article that started it all: The Great British Brexit Robbery: How our Democracy was Hijacked
“That was before we became this dark, dystopian data company that gave the world Trump”
132/ SCL in Nigeria
“It was the kind of campaign that was our bread and butter. We’re employed by a billionaire who’s panicking at the idea of a change of government and who wants to spend big to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
133/ @ProfessorShaw The Oligarch Threat
In both Britain and America, there exists a class of billionaires who seek to become oligarchs and a corresponding class of government officials who want to become billionaires.
134/ Fantastic @Channel4News undercover sting that filmed Nix & Turnbull of SCL and Cambridge Analytica bragging about dirty tricks. 4 part series.
Honeytraps, hacking, injecting disinfo...
"We ghosted in"
"The candidate is always the puppet"
development of influence techniques for psychological warfare by SCL Defense, refinement techniques by SCL Elections & use across the developing world & the purchase of this cyber-arsenal by Robert Mercer
Several months ago, I captured hundreds of trackers, scripts, and “ad tech” resources that loaded onto my computer as I visited a group of 110 hyper-partisan, parody, hoax, pseudoscience, and propaganda (ie, “fake news”) sites.
137/ This is more recent view of Google's... *ahem*... actions...
The company that tracks user behavior on over ⅔ of the web said that “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do.”
138/ Jonathan Albright (can someone tag Jonathan please?)
Cambridge Analytica: the Geotargeting & Emotional Data Mining Scripts
139/ Of course one of the issues for any investigator is information you see one day, goes missing or changes the next.
Pro Tip: Always archive EVERYTHING
SCL Group website snaps
140/ SCL Offices
UK, USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jordan, Lithuania, Macedonia, South East Asia (Malaysia), Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE
141/ SCL once undertook legit work. This seems to have changed with Nix, more with Henley & more again with Robert Mercer & Bannon.
2010 SCL Elections & Moldova
poll data presentation
If anyone can translate this, I would be forever grateful.
142/ House of Commons Canada AIQ
Democracy Under Threat: Risks and Solutions in the Era of Disinformation and Data Monopoly
We’ve lost the structure that allowed us to make implicit judgments about source credibility & engage in critical thinking
143/ HoC Canada
Digital Privacy Vulnerabilities & Potential Threats to Canada's Democratic Process
One employee working at AIQ did simultaneous work for an ad company - based in Switzerland & subsidiaries in US & Russia. - @VickerySec
144/ UK Electoral Commission Report:
Concerning campaign funding and spending for the
2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU
Looks at sketchy funding and the shell game of hiding it
145/ UK ICO:
Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns
We have evidence that copies of the data/parts of it also seem to have been shared with other parties and on other systems beyond those of SCL/CA.
146/ UK ICO: Democracy Disrupted?
Digital political campaigning can involve a range of organisations in a complex ecosystem – political parties, campaign groups, social media companies, data brokers and data analytics providers.
147/ Canada:Testimony @chrisinsilico
While Kogan was engaged by SCL he was also working on Russian-funded projects out of St. Petersburg on profiling social media users. Focus: trolling & “dark triad traits” - narcissism, psychopathy & Machiavellianism.
148/ Canada Testimony: AIQ: Massingham & Silvester
Massingham was oddly quiet & Silvester lied through his teeth. AIQ was listed with SCL collateral as SCL Canada & they denied any connection.
149/ Canada Testimony: @DamianCollins
AIQ's open repo:
Was that just a mistake? it could have been done deliberately so that the people they wanted to find it could find it if they knew what they were looking for
150/ Canada Testimony: @VickerySec
one of the Facebook apps tied to AggregateIQ—it actually has their name on it as a scraper—was classified under the games category of Facebook apps
151/ Article by @carolecadwalla
Robert Mercer, who bankrolled Donald Trump, played key role with ‘sinister’ advice on using Facebook data
SCL was a military contractor using weapons-grade PsyOps. Mercer bought himself a cyber-PsyOps arsenal.
152/ SCL & Behavioural Dynamics (pre-cursor to SCL) powerpoint for Afghanistan. 2011
In Afghanistan, SCL used weapons-grade military PsyOps to de-radicalize & minimize recruitment of Jihadists... Then they used the same weapons to hijack democracies.
153/ Cambridge Analytica proposal
Leave(.)EU: Profile Raising & Outreach
TAA is a weapons grade psychological operations tool. CA was pitching it for #Brexit in order to identify behavior patterns & influence the behavior of groups using those nudges
… https://3859gp38qzh51h504x6gvv0o-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/files/2018/03/Cambridge-Analytica-proposal-for-Leave.EU_.pdf …
154/ Facebook Response to UK re: Ad spends, including over $2 million from AIQ on behalf of various Brexit campaigns.
155/ Cambridge Analytica for John Bolton Super PAC
Psychographic Messaging Report
NEUROTICISM: Reflects how we respond to events. high neuroticism people have long, intense reactions to stimuli.
156/ 2017 NATO Defense Strategic Communications
WARNING: **auto download**
Fake News, Fake Wars, Fake Worlds
157/ Nix oral statements in UK
We were accused of... capturing Governments, colonising countries and being part of some white right-wing conspiracy.
158/ Nix written statements in UK - supplemental
We have never published a structure of our company... as a private company we don’t speak about our structure, our investors or our board members.
159/ @chrisinsilico Testimony
Mercer= use the military IO (Information Ops) tactics SCL used on military projects for his political aims. CA focus = adapt these strategies for politics & research ways to modernise deployment in online social networks.
160/ Post-Trump Cambridge Analytica pitch deck
Data Driven Behavior Change
Our background in behavior change has helped us shape events on the global stage.
[See tweet 159 above for perspective]
161/ American Oversight FOIA State Dept
seeking communications with Steve Bannon, Sean Hannity, or Raheem Kassam - the former editor of Breitbart London (& close friend of Louise Mensch) - and a series of European Embassies.
162/ Tutorial on Individual & Group Behavior
Including the same type of psychographics scraped by Kogen and Cambridge Analytica to get into our heads...
163/ UK: Cambridge Analytica & UKIP
Legal analysis on whether or not they could coordinate.
164/ PM May testimony
financial, fraud, corruption, laundering, Russia, Cambridge Analytica and SCL
Oh... and why did it take 5 days to get a warrant to seize assets of SCL and Cambridge Analytica again? Cuz lots can happen in 5 days... Just sayin.
165/ House of Lords on Artificial Intelligence
A fascinating 1591 pgs of collated testimony & evidence
Before you think AI is off topic - We'll get to that a bit later...
166/ Steve Tatham
Shows the awareness of SCL when weaponizing data across social media
Social Media - Vital Ground
extremist & adversarial orgs exploit social media to publicize their cause, spread propaganda & recruit vulnerable individuals.
167/ RANT INTERLUDE:
Can not stress this enough:
Weapons grade, Psychological Operations, [AKA IO, AKA MISO, AKA PsyOps] military tools of war originally used to de-radicalize, were purchased by a billionaire to alter our democracies forever.
This should never happen.
168/ These docs will continue to drop & it will probably take me a few days.
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170/ This tendency to assume truth first & ask questions later (if ever) has become a serious problem in our with the rise of so many sources of information that are either unreliable or intentionally misleading.
173/ Tatham (formerly of SCL):
U.S. Governmental Information Operations and Strategic Communications: A Discredited Tool or User Failure? Implications for Future Conflict
174/ Tatham (formerly of SCL): Training Humans for the Human Domain
175/ Russia’s Improved Information Operations from Georgia to Crimea
Russia utilizes broad information-based efforts classified by effects: information - technical and information psychological.
176/ Internal Facebook report re: Trending (2016)
@NewYorkStateAG might be interested
Streamlined workflow to accept criteria for real-world events. The only blacklisted criteria? Junk story (no other news item about the event) or duplicate.
177/ Cambridge Analytica Primer on Reddit: Russialago
Very thorough and well sourced
178/ NATOS Response to Hybrid Threats 2015
This gives you an idea of what we are up against because the tactics, military tactics, using information warfare tools, are the same and overlap.
@J_amesp is a good one to follow for more info
179/ Oct 2018 Facebook: Human Rights Impact Assessment - Myanmar
The allowed continuance, for a prolonged period, of violent information on both Facebook & WhatsApp, promoted & aided genocide & displacement.
Their paper is a joke.
180/ When I post about countries SCL & Cambridge Analytica have worked in, keep the following in mind:
1. They target corrupt & corruptible politicians as clients
2. They get funding outside of normal channels from billionaires & corporations
3. They use front companies to hide
181/ SCL worked for Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria:
What did Shell know about Goodluck receiving Money?
describes bribes, front companies and moving money around via shells
182/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica hired Israeli hackers to sway the Nigerian election
Article by @carolecadwalla
183/ British Banks Complicit in Nigerian corruption, court documents reveal @globalwitness
By taking money from corrupt Nigerian governors, Barclays, NatWest, RBS, HSBC and UBS helped to fuel corruption and entrench poverty in Nigeria.
184/ 2014 Report by @globalwitness : Poverty, Corruption & Anonymous Companies
quick, easy & cheap to create complex corporate structures spanning multiple countries that disguise the ultimate owner & controller, easily obscuring identities.
185/ 2014: Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and Money Laundering
This includes politicians, their families & their associates.
Hijacking democracies can't happen unless there is money to be made & laundered.
186/ Credit Suisse today announced a comprehensive and final settlement regarding all outstanding matters
relating to the former cross-border private banking business with U.S. clients. (AKA money laundering)
187/ PsyGroup (Israeli) - who's owner, Zamel, also owns gov contractor Wikistrat & pitched a spookily Similar-To-SCL project to Trump
Project ROME: Campaign Intelligence & Influence
...some one should really check their front companies for payment...
188/ Mind Space - UK Cabinet Office - Institute for Government
approaches based on “changing contexts” - the environment within which we make decisions and respond to cues - have the potential to bring about significant changes in behaviour
… https://38r8om2xjhhl25mw24492dir-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/MINDSPACE.pdf …
189/ AFCO - Euro Parliament
: #Brexit & European Union: General Institutional & Legal Considerations
When Kenya found out their elections were dickered with by SCL, they held new ones. Why wouldn't the UK do the same?
… https://g8fip1kplyr33r3krz5b97d1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ep-study-brexit.pdf …
190/ Speaking of Kenya -
SCL worked in Kenya and stoked tinderbox issues resulting violence where people were killed... to win elections...
191/ SCL and Cambridge Analytica in Kenya:
Shouldn't there be consequences for a corporation that riles up dangerous ethno-nationalist rhetoric purely for profit and then gets to leave without having to deal with the fallout?
192/ Kenya is a hot bed of ethnic tinderbox issues with 70+ ethnicities.
At least 1,100 people were killed and thousands forced to flee their homes.
These are the exact buttons SCL / Cambridge Analytica pushed... for politics.
193/ SCL ran Kenya as a case study on their website... of course it sounds totally innocent & legit... until you learn what they did...
The aim was to provide the party with a comprehensive plan to shape its election strategy.
Reminder: ALWAYS ARCHIVE
194/ Then there's the Romanian employee of SCL / Cambridge Analytica:
Dan Muresan, was working for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2013 polls before his death under unclear circumstances.
195/ The prevalence of fake news and hate speech on social media is influencing how voters assess the likelihood that their candidates will win. About 90% of Kenyans have seen fake news in this year’s campaign
Voting system was hacked
Vote official tortured & murdered (whose password was used)
Rampant fake news
Kenya Human Rights Commission: “unverifiable results” could “create serious political instability” if left unaddressed
People shot & killed
197/ Chris Msando: deep scratches & cuts on his back & hands.
in charge of Kenya's computerised voting system
His body was discovered next to the corpse of a woman in a forest on the outskirts of Nairobi at the weekend.
198/ Due to the horrific violence leading up to the 2013 Kenyan election, Kenyatta, who hired SCL, is facing charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.
199/ Cambridge Analytica "planted seeds of discord that will take generations to heal"
200/ Harris Media created violent video messaging that led to violence & fear-based voting
Violent messaging. Stoking fear from a recent genocide.
Cambridge Analytica says it doesn't work with Harris - except they do & there is proof
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