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Sara Danner Dukic
Let me preface this by saying that in my work, I've run my fair share of ads on social media. (THREAD)
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
Granted, it was to convince people to play Rach 2 in once-in-a-lifetime master classes, or learn to conduct La Cenerentola, but the tools were still what's available to everyone else. Unless, of course, you engage in illegal and unethical behavior.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
It's important that we understand what this all means, and that it's not just techie stuff for someone else to figure out. Before you let anyone poo-poo the Cambridge Analytica story (which I saw from a NEW YORK TIMES journo yesterday), here are some key things to remember:
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-Cambridge Analytica is a subsidiary of SCL group -SCL group was immediately given a huge contract with US Department of State following the inauguration. Contract was reportedly to fight ISIS via propaganda.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
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-Mike Flynn was forced to update his FARA stating that he'd taken payments from SCL Group - shortly before he was indicted and pled guilty
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-Facebook says it's not a data breach. They deliberately wrote their terms of service in such a way that it didn't qualify as such. They looked the other way when Cambridge Analytica illegally scraped the data of millions of us.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
And since they weren't calling it a breach, they didn't notify the authorities either, who would have seen their shit show and blew the lid off the whole operation.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-The users on Facebook is their most valuable asset. It’s what advertisers pay billions for. We’re supposed to believe that they were okay with some rogue company having unauthorized access to 50 million of their users?
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
Users in one of the richest countries in the world - prime targets for advertising dollars? That they were okay with them having access to this for YEARS? PLEASE.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-Facebook was embedded in the campaigns (they helpfully offered this), working with the stolen data. Facebook knew when it was stolen, and they knew when they were working with this stolen data on behalf of Trump and others. They KNEW.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
(link to sourcing on above)
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-there is every reason to believe that the voter registration hacks, Equifax hacks, and god knows what else are related -Corey Lewandowski was in communication with Cambridge Analytica as early as 2015, before Trump had even announced.
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
-servers at Trump Tower, Alfa Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Spectrum Health (owned by the DeVos family) were all in communication with each other and were the target of a FISA application in October of 2016
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
What a great way to move around illegally obtained data, and add even more illegally obtained data!
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
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-immediately following the election, Kushner gives an exclusive interview to Forbes, and the resulting article pushes the idea that Kushner's a boy wonder when it comes to social strategy, and gosh - they just figured things out on a shoestring budget, and look at them now!
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
(here's the article)
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
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-Trump won the electoral college by 70,000 well-placed votes
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
With the kind of data they had available - data that was STOLEN - they weren't running ads along the lines of "this person likes the Gap, Hamilton, and vacationing at the beach, and is probably liberal.”
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
They were running ads disguised as news stories, linked to fake news sites + stories, and targeting along the lines of "this person is located in this key voting district, has $17 in their bank account, is paranoid, has used the word n***er in their private FB messages,
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Sara Danner Dukic 20 Mar 18
Replying to @saradannerdukic
has talked about violence towards women in their comments, and hasn't worked in 2 years". If they also had access to health data (which I think they did), they could target people with mental illness.
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