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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate
2018-05-16T22:30:07Z - Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch
Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans. Although Wylie insisted that he himself did not take part in these programs, he testified to their existence. “One of the things that provoked me to leave was discussions about ‘voter disengagement’ and the idea of targeting African Americans,” he said. He suggested questions on the nature of those weapons, and the specifics of any potential race-based voter suppression tactics, to be directed to Bannon. But it is new that it was being pursued relatively openly under the Cambridge Analytica banner.

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