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Politicians who deal with techno-mercenaries are playing with fire – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Politicians who deal with techno-mercenaries are playing with fire

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

In their heyday, Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) became notorious for using Facebook data to influence the outcome of elections until the notoriety forced them to shut down in May.

Add racism to the sins of their CEO Alexander Nix.  The Guardian reported earlier this month that email exchanges in 2010 showed Nix used the “n-word” to refer to now Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Senator Lucille Moe. The racist slur came after their Barbados Labour Party rejected an offer to manage their election campaign.  “We were not comfortable working with them so we took a decision not to engage their services,” Moe later told the Guardian.     Continue reading

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