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Is democracy safe in the age of big data?

Christopher Wylie tells Kenneth Cukier why he blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica. They discuss whether platforms are doing enough to protect users’ privacy and what governments can do to safeguard independent elections

“I saw the beginnings of creating a private, parallel intelligence-gathering operation that reported solely to the president and his political advisors without any kinds of oversight or control.” So says Christopher Wylie, a self-described queer, Canadian vegan with pink hair and facial piercings.

Source: economist.com
Author: K.N.C.

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