Whistleblower: Bannon and Cambridge Behind Voter Suppression Efforts

Bannon Tried To Use Cambridge Analytica Ads To Suppress Black Vote

Bannon Tried To Use Cambridge Analytica Ads To Suppress Black Vote

The company shared in the statement, "Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully, the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers".

The whistle-blower who revealed how Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook Inc. user data to target election ads said the company could have shared that information with Russian Federation.

In an interview with the CNN News, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has affirmed that the data mining firm was involved in undermining Black votes in the 2016 US presidential campaign as part of efforts by the former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. He said that Bannon, who was CEO of the firm at the time, directed those efforts.

"Mr. Bannon sees cultural warfare as the means to create enduring change in American politics".

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After the hearing, Wylie told CNN that although he did not take part in voter suppression activities, he alleged that African-Americans were particular targets of Cambridge Analytica's "voter disengagement tactics", which he said were used to "discourage or demobilize certain types of people from voting", and that campaigns and political action committees requested voter suppression from Cambridge Analytica.

During the hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wylie was asked by Sen.

Asked by Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) if one of Bannon's "goals was to suppress voting or discourage certain individuals in the USA from voting", Wylie replied, "That was my understanding, yes".

Wylie told the panel that "the ethos of the firm was "anything goes" for its political campaigns, including "attempting to divert health ministry funds in a struggling African country to support a politician's re-election campaign".

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