BJP Releases New “Proof” of Congress-Cambridge Analytica Collusion

BJP has revealed fresh details, saying that Congress posters have been spotted in Cambridge Analytica London office.
BJP has revealed fresh details, saying that Congress posters have been spotted in Cambridge Analytica London office.

It is reported that Cambridge Analytica was secretly manipulating Facebook data of nearly 50 million users and selling it mainly to politicians to help them win elections.

By Rakesh Raman

The data breach case that has reportedly happened with the involvement of British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Facebook has become a hot potato in the Indian political arena.

As the Indian government believes that Facebook data of Indian users has been improperly used for influencing the elections in the country, the government has issued notices to CA as well as Facebook asking both the companies to explain their positions.

While deposing before the UK House of Commons Committee which is investigating CA’s role in different countries, CA whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that CA has an office in India and it worked with the Congress party, although Congress has been facing a series of electoral defeats in all parts of the country.

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Earlier, Congress had alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has been working hand in glove with CA and Facebook to win elections fraudulently.

Now, BJP has revealed fresh details, saying that Congress posters have been spotted in Cambridge Analytica London office. BJP added that Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his party cannot deny these evidences.

“After whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s confession in the UK House of Commons Committee, Congress posters are spotted being flaunted in Cambridge Analytica London office. How long will Rahul Gandhi and his coterie continue to lie and deny irrefutable evidences?,” BJP asked.

RMN News Service cannot independently confirm BJP’s claims and the proof it has offered against Congress.

Recently, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, apologized for the mistakes his company had made in handling data belonging to its users, and has promised tougher steps to restrict access to such information.

It is reported that Cambridge Analytica was secretly manipulating Facebook data of nearly 50 million users and selling it mainly to politicians to help them win elections.

Reports suggest that the firm’s data was used by U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race. Similarly, the Brexit campaign also used the stolen data.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist. He had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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