She described a compartmentalized operation, the SCL group, the worldwide penetration of political markets, and how it was approached by scouts.
The former Director of the Cambridge analyst development Program Brittany Kaiser testified before the fake news request for a special Committee of the Parliament of great Britain on the digital, culture, media and sport. She left the company earlier this year due to competing work commitments, and came forward after recent reports in the media about practice Cambridge analyst. According to Kaiser, the fake news “undermines the foundations of democracy and universal human rights» and “the use of technology to take advantage of the openness of the people” is “abuse of power”.
The Kaiser first met Alexander nix in 2013 and joined the company in late 2014, although she was told that her position was “up to me” to make the decision. Nix persuaded her to postpone the doctoral thesis, partly on the basis of logs of the war in Iraq released by WikiLeaks is to go with the company in early 2015.
Her first clients unnamed wealthy Nigerians, who were concerned that a presidential candidate muhammadu Buhari may win the election. She confirmed much of the testimony of Christopher Wylie, stating that they made an ultra-violent videos that they pushed on social media to try to escalate the fear and opposition of Bukhari. However, Kaiser is contrary to Wylie, saying that the Israeli firm that was also hired people are not the Black cube, and the other, whose name she can’t remember.
In his testimony, Kaiser described how everyone who worked in one of the various SQL “worked for the SCL-group” that “most of the employees were distributed among [the various SCL companies” and that “no one worked at Cambridge Analytics”. She repeatedly explained to the Committee that, although it believes that the aggregate IQ was just another local branch of the SCL group that she was “not aware of the corporate structure.”
Despite this fluid arrangement working practices were strongly differentiated, with the Kaiser often little more than “glorified salesperson” who offered their services to the customers. Then others came and delivered services ranging from analysis of data on potential voters “ammunition” messages and media products. Kaiser has shown that it is, as a rule, only found out about the specifics of the projects after they happened.
The EU referendum
A lot of two-and-a-half hours of questions focused on the role of the Cambridge analyst in the referendum of the EU.
Kaiser explained that she met with representatives from ukip, leave.the EU campaign, and two insurance companies that belong to leave.the founder of the arrone EU banks. In what she called “phase one,” they took data from members of ukip and opinion polls, the party is held, and analysis and advice.the EU campaign on social networks and messaging from door to door to look.
Assortment, Kaiser then made the difficult “second step” program, including analysis of larger data sets and micro-targeting ads through facebook, as the company did for the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz. But the bill for the first phase is around £41,500 – never paid, and Kaiser cited media reports that banks took the data and phase two of the plan she developed and founded her own company – «big data» Dolphins to do it for yourself. She also spoke about recent reports that banks has donated £42,000 to pay UKIP in Cambridge analyst in their original work, but that the money did not reach the company.
Kaiser was asked a question the first stage of work, the Cambridge analysts have done for the holidays.the EU campaign, according to those involved, even if it is blank. She said, “I do not believe that our work reported no one can leave.The EU, not ukip, and not Cambridge analyst.” Along with the issue of vacation.EU campaign, allegedly taking data to ukip and analysis abroad – in violation of British data protection laws Kaiser described the situation as “something you might be interested in the investigation”.
The work of the Cambridge analyst was received by the Kaiser in the world – did she mention that works in Nigeria, Ethiopa, Lithuania, Malaysia and Mexico. This led one Committee member to ask whether it ever worked or any special service, given the nature of its work. Kaiser initially said no, but then explained that when she returned from one of these countries, “I informed the state Department about where I was, who I was Dating.”
When the Committee enquired as to whether Israeli advisers helped it Nigerian customers rent for elections in 2015 could be former agents of the Mossad, Kaiser hedged, saying: “they could be.” She then asks if she’s ever approached by intelligence agents and the Kaiser explained that her grandfather worked in military intelligence for 27 years. She says her grandfather told her how to determine when it was close to a government agent, saying: “I believe that I have, although they are not properly identificeret myself, but I know that you need to pay attention and say no.”