You’ve probably got a friend who’s addicted to their phones and social media. But while your posting photos and collecting likes there a people on Facebook collecting a huge amount of your data. This just shows how dangerous the internet can be. And why you need to be super careful. Christopher Wylie says a big US research firm he used to work for called Cambridge Analytica collected data inappropriately and used it to influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
Christopher Wylie says in 2014, Cambridge Analytica took information from people who participated in one of those quizzes (and all their friends) and used it to targets ads that were pro-Donald Trump and they might have helped him win the 2016 US election, and become president.
Why do people do things like this?
What are they going to get out of it?
What’s the point?