Los Angeles Times: Twitter sold public-data access to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher

Los Angeles Times: Twitter sold public-data access to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher. “Twitter Inc. sold data access to the Cambridge University academic who also obtained millions of Facebook Inc. users’ information that was later passed to a political consulting firm without the users’ consent. Aleksandr Kogan, who created a personality quiz on Facebook to harvest information later used by Cambridge Analytica, established his own commercial enterprise: Global Science Research, or GSR. That firm was granted access to large-scale public Twitter data, covering months of posts, for one day in 2015, according to Twitter.”

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