As we have another day, there yet another twist in the saga involving Cambridge Analytica. And just like any political scandal from the past year, now Russia is already involved.
Facebook already increased the number of its users whose information was unknowingly used for a political data company from 50 million to 87 million users. However, this weekend, the whistleblower who exposed the said data scandal said that the number could possibly be even higher.
When asked on Sunday’s Meet the Press if more people were affected by the data firm that was connected to the Trump campaign, Christopher Wylie, the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, informed Chuck Todd: “I think that it could be higher, absolutely.”
Wylie also introduced the possibility that the mishandled information has been obtained by “quite a few people.” The information was supposed to be deleted. However, it appears that it has not happened. And now Wylie is saying that it is possible it has already gone far and wide. He said on the show: “It could be stored in various parts of the world, including Russia.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and other executives were required to step in for damage control in the wake of the said revelations regarding the misused user data, assuring furious users that changes on the platform will mean that something like this would never happen again.