Rebekah Mercer

Rebekah Mercer strokes a check to Ron DeSantis

One of the big,unanswered questions about the gubernatorial campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has been whether some of the billionaires …

Republicans

Cambridge Analytica bosses quietly set up new companies

Several directors and executives of Cambridge Analytica, the British political consultancy that announced it was shutting down on Wednesday night, have established new corporate entities in recent months.<p>Filings show that Alexander Tayler and Julian Wheatland, who had both ran Cambridge Analytica …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Fallout Deals Blow to Mercers

New York Times: “The revelation last month that Cambridge Analytica improperly acquired the private Facebook data of millions of users has set off …

Cambridge Analytica

Tech investor says Rebekah Mercer asked Facebook for probe into Cambridge Analytica

A tech investor reportedly met with senior Facebook officials last month on behalf of GOP mega-donor Rebekah Mercer and pitched the company on an …

Social Media

Rebekah Mercer Asked Facebook For An Independent Investigation Into Cambridge Analytica

As the crisis at Facebook intensified, a Mercer adviser met senior managers to ask for an outside inquest. He told BuzzFeed News Facebook initially seemed open to the idea — then suddenly didn’t.<p>A well-connected tech investor met with Facebook senior management late last month on behalf of …

Cambridge Analytica

World Exclusive: Whistleblower blasts Facebook 'exploitation'

In her first TV interview, a former top executive at Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser, blasts Facebook for exploiting private …

Politics

Former Cambridge Analytica Guru Christopher Wylie Claps Back at Critics: I Am a Genuine Whistleblower

Since Christopher Wylie came forward, critics have demanded to know why the former research director did not blow the whistle before the shock …

Cambridge Analytica

John Bolton, Lover of Drama and Wars, Is a Terrible Fit for His New Job

John Bolton has been one of liberals’ top bogeymen on national security for more than a decade now. He seems to relish the role, going out of his way …

Politics

‘Trump’s Going to War’ Now With His Political Enemies, Boasts Bannon

The former White House chief adviser said that Trump attorney John Dowd, who resigned Thursday, has in fact been fired for not being aggressive …

Politics

How Cambridge Analytica’s whistleblower became Facebook’s unlikely foil

<b>By Craig Timberg and Karla Adam | The Washington Post</b><p>LONDON – The crisis ravaging Facebook started when a young researcher, regretful over his role …

Cambridge Analytica

Kushner’s Father Met With Qatari Officials

Welcome back to our weekly look of what the idiot manchild in the Oval Office (or rather, nearly every weekend, at one of his private golf clubs) is …

Ben Carson

Cambridge Analytica Looked to Pounce on Russian Hacks, Email Shows

The email came two days after Trump ‘joked’ about asking Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails.<p>Cambridge Analytica hoped to capitalize on Russian …

Government

Cambridge Analytica Looked to Pounce on Russian Hacks

“Cambridge Analytica hoped to capitalize on Russian hacking of Hillary Clinton and her ally, an email written by one of its employees indicates,” the …

Cambridge Analytica

Steve Bannon reportedly oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s early Facebook efforts

LONDON – Conservative strategist Steve Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious …

Cambridge Analytica

It Matters That A Gay Man Helped Trump Backers Exploit Facebook Data

Christopher Wylie is the self-described gay Canadian vegan who’s come forward to explain how he, as a young and brilliant data scientist, helped create Steve Bannon’s “psychological warfare mindfuck tool” and ultimately helped bring Donald Trump to the White House. His involvement in this massive …

LGBTQI

Cambridge Analytica’s Dirty Tricks Elected Trump, CEO Claims

Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, claimed they used proxies in the U.S. to influence the 2016 election.<p>LONDON—British political …

Donald Trump

Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data, according to former employee

LONDON - Conservative strategist Steve Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica's early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious program to build detailed profiles of millions of American voters, a former employee of the data-science firm said Tuesday.<p>The 2014 effort was part of …

Cambridge Analytica

Congress turns up heat on Facebook after allegations of data harvesting

Congress is ratcheting up political pressure on Facebook after reports that a political data analytics firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 …

Donald Trump

Rebekah Mercer Standing by Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal

A source close to the family says that she intends to remain on the company’s board, and is ‘working to be part of the solution.’<p>Billionaire heiress …

Cambridge Analytica

Ted Cruz says Cambridge Analytica assured him its voter data methods were legit after Facebook leak

<i>Updated at 8:30 a.m. with Cruz aide comment.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Under fire for his connections to a voter-targeting firm that used data taken from 50 …

Republicans

Trump's billionaire benefactors and Steve Bannon corrupted our democracy with stolen Facebook data

How did the Trump campaign manage to get so much in-depth information for their vaunted digital ground game in 2016? They used data from <b>at least</b> 50 …

Donald Trump

Analysts: Facebook May Suffer From Cambridge Analytica Fiasco

Facebook is facing growing scrutiny over its failure to prevent analytics firm Cambridge Analytica from exploiting its vast troves of user data.<p>With …

Media Industry

Cambridge Analytica, the Trump’s campaign’s data firm, faces new controversy

When it comes to the controversies surrounding Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, questions surrounding Cambridge Analytica may seem …

Cambridge Analytica

Aleksandr Kogan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Getty/Cambridge/YouTube Cambridge Analytica has ties to President Donald Trump. Pictured clockwise from top left are Steve Bannon, who was a VP at …

Aleksandr Kogan

European Union to investigate alleged Facebook data breach

Probe comes just days after news broke about the alleged misuse of personal data of 50 million Facebook users.<p>Legislators for the European Union have announced an investigation after allegations user data of 50 million Facebook accounts were misused.<p>The investigation comes after Christopher Wylie, …

European News

Group Takes to Natural History Museum Gift Shop to Protest Science-Denier Trustee

March 09, 2018 at 11:10am<p>In an effort to pressure the American Museum of Natural History to cut ties with billionaire climate-change denier Rebekah …

Museums

Rebekah Mercer Is Happy to Tell You Just How Dangerous She Is

Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire daughter of Robert Mercer—who has been dubbed the “reclusive hedge-fund tycoon behind the Trump presidency”—came out …

U.S. Politics

Rebekah Mercer: Bannon 'took Breitbart in the wrong direction'

Conservative megadonor Rebekah Mercer, owner of a partial stake in the alt-right outlet Breitbart News, wrote Wednesday that the publication’s former chief, Steve Bannon, “took Breitbart in the wrong direction.”<p>“I own a minority stake in Breitbart News (where I have no editorial authority) because …

Donald Trump

Trump donor Rebekah Mercer says she does not back all his tweets in rare public statement

One of Donald Trump’s biggest but least known donors has said she does not support all of his tweets after going public with her political views.<p>Rebekah Mercer, the previously publicity-shy daughter of billionaire Robert Mercer, wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal to counter “sensational …

Donald Trump

GOP Mega-Donor Rebekah Mercer: Steve Bannon Took Breitbart in ‘Wrong Direction’

Republican mega-donor and Trump backer Rebekah Mercer on Wednesday defended herself against claims of racism and blamed former White House chief …

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