Scalise Confronts Zuckerberg Over Messina’s Data Collection
Finally someone at least asked the question. Big data was great when the Obama campaign used Facebook to persuade voters, but now big data is bad because it apparently also helped Donald Trump win the presidency.
For the Montana connection to this story, Jim Messina was the chief of staff to former Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and President Obama's campaign manager. He was praised for leveraging big data and Facebook when he ran Obama's campaign.
So why the outrage with Cambridge Analytica, and not with the Obama campaign. Rep. Steve Scalise asked the question of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg himself, as The Daily Wire reports:
On Wednesday, House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise confronted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the platform's new algorithm that has negatively impacted most conservative news sites while sparing most liberal sites.
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Indian Wells Media Company posted the C-SPAN clip to YouTube: