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The Great Hack (2019)

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
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Credited cast:
Brittany Kaiser ... Self - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica
David Carroll ... Self - Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
Paul-Olivier Dehaye ... Self - Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Ravi Naik ... Self - Data Rights Solicitor
Julian Wheatland ... Self - Former COO / CFO, Cambridge Analytica / SCL
Carole Cadwalladr ... Self - Investigative Journalist for The Guardian
Paul Hilder ... Self - Writer / Political Technologist
Christopher Wylie ... Self - Former Cambridge Analytica Employee and Whistleblower
Emma Graham-Harrison ... Self - International Affairs Correspondent, The Observer
Gill Phillips ... Self - Legal Counsel, The Guardian
Sarah Donaldson ... Self - Arts Editor, The Observer
Roger McNamee ... Self - Early Facebook Investor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asad Baig Asad Baig
Steve Bannon ... Self - Former Chief Executive, Trump Campaign (archive footage)
Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett ... Self (archive footage)


The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

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They Took Your Data. Then They Took Control.


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At the time of the release of this documentary, the 'case' of the main aggrieved party featured, Caroll, to find out the 'data' held on him, was - initially - successful (i.e. in Jan. 2019): so he - through his shown onscreen lawyer, Naik- actually 'won': but Caroll wanted more: viz. the source AND the basis of that revealed data held on him, that was used ('harvested') to create the behavioral predictions made (formatted) on him; plus the details of any parties with which that data had been shared - i.e. the curiosity to know how a "mass sentiment" change (as noted in the documentary) might be effected - but which failed (read, was frustrated) when Cambridge Analytica went into voluntary liquidation (administration), which curtails the case with no further defendant. See more »


Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica: [in front of committee of inquiry] I have been offered introductions to clients that I refused to meet with before, such as the Alternative for Germany and Marine Le Pen's campaign. I refused to even get on the phone call with them.
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Best to watch it for yourself, come up with your own opinion rather than reading reviews, articles about this or ads
28 July 2019 | by jonathancleySee all my reviews

After seeing this I'm thinking that I might want to close my Facebook account. We live in a crazy world these days where people will do just about anything to survive wth using social media for data mining and anything. All part of the bigger design for us to see ourselves more clearly I'm starting to think and perhaps good for a reorganization of how we do things but it will probably get more crazier before it gets saner. I suggest rather than making an opinion to watch this title based on the reviews you see on imdb and Rotten Tomatoes, go watch it for yourself and come up with your own opinions. . .we now know that many reviews are put out by bots and paid writers so it's hard to get what's real these days. The only way is for one to start thinking for themselves rather than just believing what others say or social media says. You'll find all the answers inside.

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Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA See more »

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