Insane: ‘Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show – Shocking documents reveal how Facebook employees knew voters were targeted in 2016’

A crazy story just came across my desk. A heck of a story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user STARK-DIES titled Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show – Shocking documents reveal how Facebook employees knew voters were targeted in 2016 is gaining some traction, having got 145 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by cnbc.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:26:54 and has an ID of cud6ei. We’ve identified the following comments already:

  • “And zuck personally called trump to congratulate him on his win after abusing his platform. He knew from the start“, posted by the user FoxRaptix at 2019-08-24 13:16:32. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Is there a subreddit for news where the people win? Not the general upliftingnews reddit, more like court rulings and other major events tha… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user davidmirror at 2019-08-24 11:13:34. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “So naturally they did nothing about it.“, posted by the user N0AddedSugar at 2019-08-24 09:40:25. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Facebook should be shut down!“, posted by the user Terry-Prudhomme at 2019-08-24 09:19:23. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “There’s a documentary – The Hack. Watch it. And then delete your FaceBook account.“, posted by the user GadgetHacksaw at 2019-08-24 09:12:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Can somebody explain to me how this is different from the rest of Facebook based marketing?“, posted by the user BreadTheFood at 2019-08-24 09:01:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “And the Democrats only think it was Russia that meddled so much.Facebook began meddling in elections long ago with Obama’s speech in Cairo. … (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user calibeliver at 2019-08-24 08:29:22. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “D Fence“, posted by the user Lt_486 at 2019-08-24 08:03:05. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I can’t WAIT for there to be nothing done!“, posted by the user fdc7719 at 2019-08-24 07:41:11. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Every photo of Mark Zuckerberg looks like they brought an android in public and gathered a crowd to watch it speak.“, posted by the user ScratchyMarston18 at 2019-08-24 06:40:06. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

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