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Surveillance Capitalism

Surveillance Capitalism and the State: Facebook Devastated on Multiple Fronts as Data Theft Crisis Grows

Material collected by Cambridge Analytica via Facebook quizzes — which included detailed psychological profiles of unsuspecting users for the purpose of “behavioral microtargeting” — was used by the campaigns of Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and right-wing Super PACs tied to billionaire Robert Mercer.