Trump's new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica - 2018-03-23

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F0.png Trump's new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica March 23, 2018, Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch

Trump's third national security advisor, John Bolton, shares at least one thing in common with his first one, Michael Flynn: both men have ties to Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm at the center of a new Facebook privacy firestorm.

In a new story, The New York Times reports that John Bolton's political action committee The John Bolton Super PAC hired Cambridge Analytica in August 2014, "months after the political data firm was founded and while it was still harvesting the Facebook data."

In Cambridge Analytica's early days, Bolton's PAC funneled $1.2 million toward polling and "behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging" over the course of two years.

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{{cite news | first = Taylor | last = Hatmaker | title = Trump's new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica | url = https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/23/cambridge-analytica-john-bolton-trump-administration/ | work = TechCrunch | date = March 23, 2018 | accessdate = January 31, 2020 }}