Cambridge Analytica’s work on the Trump campaign inspired conspiracy theories about electoral mind control. So what is its parent company doing at the Department of Defense?
Cambridge Analytica says its “behavioral communications” techniques helped land Trump in the White House. Don’t believe it, say former campaign staffers, employees, and other GOP digital strategists. “You get a lot of snake oil like this in data work,” one said.
SCL Group’s CEO, Nigel Oakes, once said he used “the same techniques as Aristotle and Hitler. … We appeal to people on an emotional level to get them to agree on a functional level.”
“A collective sigh of relief was breathed Wednesday morning”
There were some cheers sprinkled in too.
“The black curtains opened and in walks Mr. Trump smiling,” said the latest woman to come forward from the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant.
“I didn’t see him grope anyone, myself,” Kamie Crawford told BuzzFeed News. “But I did experience how he handles people of other races and it wasn’t inclusive.”
“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
Trump: “I sort of get away with things like that.”
“Donald says certain things and then has a lack of memory.”
The most complete snapshot of his finances, available online for the first time.
The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has sparked protests against the police in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here’s what we know about how the police department has responded to past shootings and criticisms of police violence in black communities.
The idea was to ensure people who can’t afford their traffic tickets have an alternative to getting locked up. But it’s facing fierce pushback from some quarters.
The city council is pushing judges to find alternatives for people who cannot afford traffic tickets.
Also, he exists (and BuzzFeed News tracked him down).
How Donald Trump sees women — and how they see him — has become central to his bid for the presidency. Now, former beauty pageant contestants describe what it was like to be around him when he owned Miss Universe and Miss USA.
Legal advocates say the city has failed to reform unconstitutional practices that BuzzFeed News exposed last fall.
A San Antonio judge called out “oppressive” policies that he said pressure courts to squeeze money out of people who cannot afford to pay low-level fines.
A class-action suit had claimed that judges in Austin were locking people up for not paying court fines without properly assessing whether the defendants could afford to pay. A federal judge said this week that the city can’t be held liable.
State officials have proposed extended payment plans for people who can’t afford their fines; new rules would also make explicit that people can’t be jailed when they are too poor to pay.