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My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy

Brittany Kaiser

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Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 22 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9780008363895

In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica exploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.

3 stars out of 5
29 Oct 2019

"...shed(s) light on our current political malaise"

In the end, though, it got to her. At 2:30am on the night of Trump’s inauguration ball, dead drunk, dancing with Mercer she suddenly has an epiphany. “Bob and Bekah Mercer,” she thought, “now represented a new kind of force in American politics: wealthy donors with the money and the wherewithal to use their dollars in measurable, provable ways to make sure their expenditures produces some kind of return on investment.”

The “return” was Brexit and Trump. And she was part of it. So her book is some kind of penance for that.

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