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The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 24 July 2019 (USA)
2:17 | Trailer
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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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In September 2020, as part of an investigation into US voter dissuasion tactics employed by the Donald Trump campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Elections, journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy from Channel 4 News (1982) in the UK finally presented David Carroll with Carroll's own personal data file. Carroll previously was unable to obtain his own data file, before, during, or after filming the documentary up until this point, despite suing British data consultancy company Cambridge Analytica for it, before it ceased trading. 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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What are you disappointed for?
30 July 2019 | by amirali-alaviSee all my reviews

For all the people here who were hoping to see Obama as the left villain and been disappointed, I have to say he hasn't done it, in this fashion. Yes he used social media to advertise but not by spreading false news in order to target a vulnerable group of people classified by illegal data.

Why I didn't give it a 10 star? Because from an engineer perspective I was hoping to see some mechanic of their work. I'm still not 100% convinced they could be this effective.

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24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Black Rock City, Nevada, USA See more »

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