Climate science denial is at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
You know that Cambridge Analytica is facing accusations that it violated US election laws as well as misused the personal data of up to 50 million Americans. You may know that the Trump Campaign paid the company $6 million to target voters during the 2016 election.
You’re less likely to know that 17 other Republican political organizations run by such well-known figures as Sen. Ted Cruz and incoming national security advisor John Bolton spent another $16 million for the company’s advanced micro-targeting services.
You probably don’t know that Cambridge Analytica played an important role in Europe’s “Brexit” campaign.
What ties all these links together? As the DesmogUK demonstrates, the connection is “a climate science denial agenda that seeks to slash regulation, and line the pockets of those with a vested interest in fossil fuels.” Read More