‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
Source: Carole Cadwalladr
Affiliation: The Guardian
In this article, Christopher Wylie, a young man who was the brains behind Cambridge Analytica, comes forward to share his story of how his data science skills and interest in how personality traits can be a precursor to political behavior led to his involvement in the formation of Cambridge Analytica, which in turn manipulated social media users, affecting political events across the globe. The article also outlines Steven Bannon’s involvement with Cambridge Analytica, how Cambridge Analytica acquired its data, and Facebook’s sub-par response to the bad actions of Cambridge Analytica.