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Cambridge Analytica and the 2019 Australian Election

MIN READMar 29, 2018 | 09:00 GMT

The Facebook logo appears on the screen of a laptop near the offices of Cambridge Analytica in London.

The Facebook logo appears on the screen of a laptop near the offices of Cambridge Analytica in London. The data mining firm's use of private information culled from the social network to target political messages at individual voters has caused a backlash in recent weeks.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

The backlash over the company's use of personal data culled from social media to target individual voters will amount to nothing unless the legislative underpinning of democracies can blunt the efficacy of the tactic....

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