Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data, according to former employee - 2018-03-20

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F43.png Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data, according to former employee March 20, 2018, Craig Timberg, Washington Post

LONDON — Conservative strategist Stephen K. Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious program to build detailed profiles of millions of American voters, a former employee of the data-science firm said Tuesday.

The 2014 effort was part of a high-tech form of voter persuasion touted by the company, which under Bannon identified and tested the power of anti-establishment messages that later would emerge as central themes in President Trump's campaign speeches, according to Chris Wylie, who left the company at the end of that year.

Among the messages tested were "drain the swamp" and "deep state," he said.

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{{cite news | author = Craig Timberg | author2 = Karla Adam; Michael Kranish | title = Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data, according to former employee | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bannon-oversaw-cambridge-analyticas-collection-of-facebook-data-according-to-former-employee/2018/03/20/8fb369a6-2c55-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html | work = Washington Post | date = March 20, 2018 | accessdate = May 15, 2019 }}