Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Early giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Apr. 06, 2018

BIG news. HUGE news. Facebook suspends AggregateIQ. The data firm Vote Leave spent £2.9 million with. VL's chief strategist Dom Cummings: "We couldn't have done it without them."
 http://tinyurl.com/y8kwcmpc 

This really is massive. AIQ is right at the very heart of Brexit. It was used by four different campaigns: Vote Leave, BeLeave, Veterans for Britain & the DUP.

...and it's already at the centre of another scandal. If you haven't already, please read @shahmiruk's story of how Vote Leave used BeLeave as an overspending vehicle. He showed such bravery coming forward. And has been treated by govt with such contempt
 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2018/mar/24/the-brexit-whistleblower-not-cheating-is-the-core-of-what-it-means-to-be-british-video?CMP=share_btn_tw 

This is where @chrisinsilico revealed AIQ's deep, deep links to Cambridge Analytica. And here's the documents that he gave to Parliament:  https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/culture-media-and-sport/Chris%20Wylie%20Background%20papers.pdf 

 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/24/aggregateiq-data-firm-link-raises-leave-group-questions?CMP=share_btn_tw 

And here's the disturbing video that Cambridge Analytica made & asked AIQ to distribute (via Facebook) to scare people from voting. It shows people being murdered.  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/04/cambridge-analytica-used-violent-video-to-try-to-influence-nigerian-election?CMP=share_btn_tw 

Here it is. The screenshot that got scrubbed from history. This was deleted from AIQ's site after we put our questions to it.


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