Trump gloats about 2016 social-media-operating-in the middle of Cambridge Analytica controversy

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Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and the data-standard double room

Why was the Obama campaign’s use of Facebook data in the electorate as a genius, while the trombone with the campaign are the methods of “scandal”? #Tucker

President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to gloat about his 2016 campaign the use of social media-such as his opponents and media commentators to smoke on the controversial data-mining of Facebook users.

Trump tweeted in the midst of a growing controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica — a political research firm are hired by the trump campaign, the access to Facebook users ‘ private data. It is accused of harvesting data and creating profiles, 50 million Facebook users who have agreed to fill out a survey to help in the campaign to target certain voters with ads and stories.

But Trump said on Thursday that during 2016, his campaign to social media is to push as less demanding than Hillary Clinton, the data-based operation.

Remember when you said during the campaign that Donald Trump gives great speeches, and drawing large crowds, but he spends a lot less money, and with social media, as well as Crooked Hillary, the large and highly developed employees. Well, not to say more!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018

“Well, say no more!” he tweeted

Conservative commentators have also noted that the media were the voices less critical, when the Obama team used a similar tactic in 2012.


A glowing, 2012-article about the data mining used to explain the Obama staff, headlined, “Friended: How the Obama campaign connected with young voters,” and went on, how social networks are changing the way modern, sophisticated politician campaign.

“By 2016, this type of campaign-driven share on social networks is almost certain to be the standard,” the article stated.

Headlines tie in 2016, Trump’s campaign to data mining have been strikingly different.

The New York Times wrote, “As Trump’s adviser, the Facebook data of millions”, while liberal cable news-have experts the head broke on the news.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, in an interview with CNN on Wednesday evening, said the situation was “a significant breach of trust” and added: “I’m really sorry this happened to you. We have a basic responsibility for the protection of personal data.”

The trump campaign, recently announced that Brad Parscale, of the 2016 campaign digital guru, who pushed for more focus on social media, the campaign manager for the year 2020.

Fox News’ Brian Flood and Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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