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Whistleblower names Congress as Cambridge Analytica client in India

Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employee who unveiled the consulting firm's misuse of Facebook data, said that the firm has worked extensively in India and the Congress party has been one of its clients. Wylie made this statement while deposing in front of a panel of British MPs. Wylie testified before the MPs late on Tuesday and spoke about the various countries that the controversial political firm has worked in, including developing nations such as Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, besides India. Labour Party MP Paul Farrelly brought up India referring to it as a “country rife with political discord” with “opportunities for destabilisation”, and added that Facebook’s largest user base is in India. (India overtook the United States as the country with the highest number of Facebook users in July last year.) The Print reported that, at this point, someone in the background is heard saying Cambridge Analytica has worked extensively in India, which Wylie acknowledges. “They have an office in India,” he said. Read | Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and India: Everything we learned Wylie said, “I believe their client was Congress, but I know that they’ve done all kinds of projects both regionally…I don’t remember a national project, I know regionally."...“I mean India is so big, one state could be as big as Britain. But they do have offices there, they do have staff there. I believe I have some documentation on India which I can also provide to the committee,” he added. All documents provided to the questioning…

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