Christopher Wylie: Bannon wanted “weapons to fight a culture war” at Cambridge Analytica
Senate hears from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie — live updates
Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from Cambridge Analyticawho provided multiple reports about how the London-based data firm misused Facebook data during the 2016 election, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of Congressional lawmakers probe into data privacy and security.
In March, Wylie’s reports showed that Facebook mishandled data from over 50 million users, allowing Cambridge Anlaytica, a firm once used by the Trump campaign, to create targeted political advertising.
The revelations have since forced the social media titan and other tech companies to reevaluate how they manage user data.
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Wylie to testify before U.S. lawmakers
Wylie’s first public appearance on Capitol Hill marks his most recent testimony since providing details on Cambridge Analytica’s practices to British lawmakers in parliament late March.
Wylie also agreed to House Democrats’ request to provide relevant documents to the House Intelligence Committee.