The crew at Antidote magazine have translated this scary piece by European reporters Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus on Trump’s Big Data consultants, Cambridge Analytica. First is re-blogging it below (though, per Antidote, we’ll take their version down if the piece, which was originally published in a mainline Swiss magazine, gets an authorized translation/launch in America). Please don’t take this repost as an endorsement of the authors’ implicit claims about the effectiveness of Big Data-mining and “psychometrics.” But we should all be alive to what’s being cooked up by numbers scum in Trump’s orbit.
Editor’s update: The article by Grassegger and Krogerus has now received an official translation/launch at Motherboard. We have therefore taken down the version of the piece posted by the “honorable pirates” at Antidote. You may read the authorized version here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/big-data-cambridge-analytica-brexit-trump?utm_source=vicefbuk&utm_campaign=global.