Revelations of dirty tricks and illicitly-harvested Facebook profiles turned Cambridge Analytica into a global symbol for the dark side of big data. Its actual impact on the insurgent victories of Trump and Brexit, however, remains one of many mysteries surrounding the disgraced political consultancy. Cambridge’s sophisticated-sounding electioneering tactics seemed to rely as much upon hype and marketing whimsy as they did upon behavioral science, Facebook ads, and murky pools of data. advertisement advertisement But Cambridge Analytica’s brand of political warfare also had roots in military-funded psychological operations projects, raising concerns that it could serve as a template for political campaigns around the world for decades to come. As its London-based parent company, SCL Group, worked on elections, it simultaneously developed a set of techniques to battle extremism and disinformation for a range of government agencies, including the British Foreign Office, the Norwegian Government Defense Research Agency, the British Army’s 15 Psychological Operations Group, and multiple entities within the U.S. defense sector, according to interviews and documents seen by Fast Company. The companies’ mix of work demonstrates how readily-available data and military-funded psychological research can be exploited to wage domestic political warfare, says Emma Briant, a scholar of propaganda at Bard… Read full this story
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