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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)
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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 »

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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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Written by Gil Talmi
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Nothing New, though we'd sooner not look.
31 July 2019 | by jmccrmck-65172See all my reviews

Read the critical reviews here and ask yourself to what use we have put the hyper powerful computing power ,infinite memory storage and vast amounts of OUR DATA controlled by , literally, a handful of people. Granted it's mostly for commerce, selling us stuff, until it becomes selling our data to people or entities who clearly don't have our best interests in mind or at heart. And this handful of people cares not one wit to whom they are selling our data or what their ultimate aims might be. ??? leftist propaganda??? One need only look at the decidedly anti democratic trends sweeping the globe to understand how powerful the manipulation of people through the use of the data they surrender, either willing or not is. This film attempts to illuminate the dangers of weaponizing our data and using it against us to undermine democracy and how vulnerable we are to that sort of manipulation. There are real world consequences , Myanmar for one and those are bloody consequences. Propaganda is certainly the familiar domain of the fascists who currently hold sway. across the globe. Despite what the reviews on offer here proclaim this film is hardly propaganda , far from it.


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Official Sites:

Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA See more »

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Production Co:

The Othrs See more »
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Runtime:

| (Sundance festival)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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