Cambridge Analytica Offered Kellie Leitch a Plan to Use Data About Canadians Who Visit Far-Right News Sites - 2020-10-27

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F0.png Cambridge Analytica Offered Kellie Leitch a Plan to Use Data About Canadians Who Visit Far-Right News Sites October 27, 2020, PressProgress

A firm accused of using big data and "black ops" tactics to manipulate elections around the world quietly pitched a plan to Kellie Leitch's Conservative leadership campaign about using its data to identify potential supporters.

Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct British data analytics firm best known for its work with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, drafted a proposal to help Leitch find people who would be "receptive" to her ideas.

The firm offered to do this by targeting Canadians through a special data sharing arrangement with the far-right news website Breitbart.com.

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