From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Things that make me go hmmm

Andrew Scheer has been on a world tour of late meeting luminaries the likes of Boris Johnson and John Bolton. One wonders what they talked about during these meetings.

All three being staunch defenders of democracy I'm sure  they conferenced on how best to defend this institution that is under a massive assault.

John Bolton-founded political group was one of Cambridge Analytica’s first customers

Donald Trump’s new national security adviser John Bolton collaborated with the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica on an experiment to target YouTube videos to different “psychographic” profiles of US voters, the Guardian can reveal.

The project, to explore how different types of political campaign ads would resonate with an electorate divided into different personality types, involved Bolton appearing on-screen endorsing candidates in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Arkansas in the run-up to the 2014 midterms.

Boris Johnson’s undisclosed meeting with Alexander Nix of Cambridge Analytica

 Now that Alexander Nix has been suspended as Cambridge Analytica chief executive, the hunt is on to see who else he has been meeting – in London or Washington. His meetings with UK officials would have been disclosed. But one wasn’t: a meeting with Boris Johnson in December 2016. The Foreign Secretary wasn’t seeking the algorithm that took Trump to victory – his objective was to try to learn about, and improve links with, Team Trump. And here was a Brit who, apparently, was a close part of that team.


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