Demystifying the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Five Years Later
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In 2018, Facebook, the tech industry, and the world were just beginning to grapple with issues of misinformation, Russian interference in elections, and online political advertising. Then, the Cambridge Analytica scandal shocked the world. On the five-year anniversary of the scandal, BPC is convening a panel of top technology and political experts to discuss if the countless studies, reports, hearings, laws, and products created in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica have made user data safer.
- How much progress has been made on privacy and political advertising issues?
- What is the truth about what Cambridge Analytica claimed it could do versus reality?
- What impact did the scandal have on making data more readily available for researchers?
Executive Director, Democracy Program, BPC
Fellow, Digital Democracy Project, BPC
Co-Founder, Tunnl, Deep Root Analytics
Washington-based Correspondent, New York Times
CEO and Editor, Tech Policy Press
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