This is the latest idea to be rolled out in defining why Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election of 2016. It was data mining by a company called Cambridge Analytica. They took the data that was offered to them by Facebook and attempted to assist Donald Trump in his quest. It was a marginal effort at best. Look what went on in previous elections and ask yourself why is this an issue now?
As Written and Reported By Erick Erickson for the Daily Wire:
Last week, it came to light that people who took a humorous test on Facebook to see which Disney princess they most closely matched were actually being profiled by the test creator. You may have thought the test creator really cared which Disney princess you were, but really they cared about who you are. Facebook allowed the test creator to offer the test and collect psychographic information about you to identify your personality and, from that, extrapolate the issues that motivate you to take actions like voting or buying a new toothbrush.
This is why all the media hysteria about Cambridge Analytica amounts to nothing. Barack Obama mastered the art of Facebook data collection and ad targeting. The left only decided it was bad because Donald Trump did it and won. The media also has a major ax to grind against…..
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