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The Great Hack: a Netflix documentary on Facebook & Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time

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    EightRoundsRapid
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    Arron Banks is already threatening a lawsuit against Netflix, without having seen the film yet. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/20/arron-banks-netflix-threat-great-hack-documentary

    Arron Banks is already threatening a lawsuit against Netflix, without having seen the film yet.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/20/arron-banks-netflix-threat-great-hack-documentary

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    Neverland
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    I just now finally read this amazing article. Has everyone else read it? I feel like we are numb to this story, and it feels like there could be no new information, but for one thing:

    I just now finally read this amazing article. Has everyone else read it? I feel like we are numb to this story, and it feels like there could be no new information, but for one thing:

    There’s a gobsmacking moment, captured in the film, when Kaiser tells the select committee that the British government had classified Cambridge Analytica’s technology as “weapons-grade”. It was export‑controlled, meaning the company was bound by law to tell the government if it used it overseas. Damian Collins, chair of the committee, is seen digesting this piece of information, and asking: “So what you are saying is that the proposal was for Leave.EU to use what you call ‘weapons grade communications techniques’ against the UK population?”

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    1. Neverland
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      I would just like to add that if my parent comment is true, the timelines aligned, and oversight was followed, then the U.K. approved the following Cambridge Analytica ops in Africa:...

      I would just like to add that if my parent comment is true, the timelines aligned, and oversight was followed, then the U.K. approved the following Cambridge Analytica ops in Africa:
      https://www.voanews.com/africa/cambridge-analytica-played-roles-multiple-african-elections

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    1. JamesTeaKirk
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      I tried to get through it and found similar problems with it. It seems to be an attempt at dramatizing the events in a way that will get the uninformed riled up. In my opinion it was so lacking in...

      I tried to get through it and found similar problems with it. It seems to be an attempt at dramatizing the events in a way that will get the uninformed riled up. In my opinion it was so lacking in actual information (filled instead with dramatic cinematics and "hard-hitting" 1-liners from interviews) that it will really only push the uninformed to be more apathetic about the situation than they already are.

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