New York Times: Bolton Used Cambridge Analytica’s Data

The Guardian and the New York Times recently reported that the London-based consulting firm Cambridge Analytica harvested more than 50 million Facebook profiles and assessed them for targeting with political advertising. Days later, Donald Trump fired his national security adviser and selected John Bolton, 69. In 2014, Bolton created a political action committee that paid more than $1 million to Cambridge Analytica for political survey research. The New York Times has the contract, and a whistleblower explains: “The Bolton PAC was obsessed with how America was becoming limp wristed and spineless and it wanted research and messaging for national security issues. That really meant making people more militaristic in their worldview.” The former Cambridge Analytical staff member said Bolton knew that Cambridge Analytica relied on Facebook data to create ads and talking points. Cambridge Analytica’s work is under investigation in both the United States and Britain. Bolton's appointment does not require Senate confirmation. A US special counsel is also investigating whether the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign with help from the Trump campaign. – YaleGlobal

New York Times: Bolton Used Cambridge Analytica’s Data

Trump fired his national security adviser and hired John Bolton, who used Cambridge Analytica for surveys and whipping up military enthusiasm among US voters
Matthew Rosenberg
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Read the article from the New York Times about John Bolton, named as US national security adviser, and his contract with Cambridge Analytica.

Matthew Rosenberg covers intelligence and national security for The New York Times in Washington. He previously spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Ken Vogel contributed reporting.

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