Cambridge Analytica used the Phillipines as a test bed for propaganda algorithms

Cambridge Analytica used the Phillipines as a test bed for propaganda algorithms

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Cambridge Analytica’s surveillance and propaganda operations wwould test their propaganda algorithms ideas on unsuspecting social media users in other countries before unleashing their systems on the main target in countries like the United States or in Europe.

Wylie said the country’s high social media usage and lack of regulation makes it lucrative for a company like Cambridge Analytica to test out strategy before implementing them in Western countries with tighter regulations.

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A lot of the time when the company was looking to experiment with techniques, experiment with AI [artificial intelligence], experiment with ways of – whether it’s manipulating voter opinion or disseminating propaganda, what have you…it’s more difficult to do that in countries like the US or Britain, or Europe, where there is robust regulatory action, there’s robust law enforcement.”

Source: Exclusive: PH was Cambridge Analytica’s ‘petri dish’ – whistle-blower Christopher Wylie

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