LISBON (Reuters) – Brittany Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica, director, and turned to a witness during a cross-Atlantic data privacy scandal, on Tuesday praised it on Twitter, the ban on political advertising on the platform, but said it was not a “final solution”.
FILE PHOTO: Brittany Kaiser, a former managing Director of Program Development at Cambridge Analytica, the Parliament’s Digital Culture, Media and Sports committee in central london, London, united Kingdom, April 17, 2018. The parliament’s TV distribution via REUTERS
She said that voters in the United States and in great Britain as it is today, the day is most likely to be affected by data breaches, if they are in 2016 at the Donald Trump of the in a presidential campaign, and the uk-EU referendum campaign.
Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy in the centre of a scandal involving data that is harvested by Facebook, will be assisted to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and in the campaign in the united Kingdom.
“It’s sad to see that we’re at the point where we have to put a ban on political advertisements in order to protect people from being manipulated, but we can do it,” Kaiser told reporters Tuesday at the Lisbon-based Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference.
“I think that we must have the political advertising, to get people to register to vote, to go to the ballot box, in order to ensure that the problems,” Kaiser said.
Last week, Twitter announced a ban on political advertisements, with CEO Jack Dorsey have to say the platform is the opinion of a political message will have to be earned, not bought”.
Social media for businesses, including a Twitter rival, Facebook, faced with growing pressure to stop carrying the ads that are spreading false information that could send the election.
The Kaiser was of the opinion that it is highly unlikely that Facebook will follow Twitter’s footsteps. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week, has defended the policy of the company, to serve ads, to provide the politicians with false and misleading claims, to say that Facebook does not want to stifle political speech.
“Due to the fact that the politicians in both the united kingdom and the united states to engage in voter suppression tactics using misinformation and discrimination, and we are just as vulnerable as we were in December of 2016,” she said.
“Why am I telling you this? As for 2016, I had been working at the Cambridge Analytica),” Kaiser added. “The greatest threat to our democracy, it is not surprising, but it’s home.”
Reporting Catarina Demony; Editing by Andrei Khalip