More than 3.5 million black voters were bombarded with advertisements online by the campaign team of the then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. The strategy was to incentivize them to stay home on election day and not vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, found. Channel 4 News Monday.
The news program looked at data from more than 200 million American voters. It shows that 3.5 million black voters were categorized as terrence, or discouragement. The team wanted these voters to stay at home on election day.
These voters were bombarded with ads on Facebook in which Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton referred to black youth as “predators.” The Trump campaign paid $ 55,000 ($ 47,000) to distribute this ad in the state of Georgia alone. The Cambridge Analytica company admits this, according to confidential documents Channel 4 News has recognized.
Cambridge Analytica is at the heart of the privacy scandal surrounding Facebook. The company inadvertently got hold of the data of millions of Facebook users. According to Facebook, this concerns data from a maximum of 87 million users, 90,000 of whom are users in the Netherlands. Cambridge Analytica was decommissioned in 2018.
Trump and his campaign team posted nearly six million different versions of messages on Facebook in 2016 that landed directly on users’ timelines. The team was helped by a Facebook employee.
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