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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 03:16 PM

MoD granted 'List X' status to Cambridge Analytica parent company

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/21/mod-cambridge-analytica-parent-company-scl-group-list-x


The chair of the Commons home affairs committee has called for a full investigation into the activities of Cambridge Analytica after it emerged that its parent company was granted provisional “List X” status by the Ministry of Defence until 2013, granting it access to secret documents.
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According to an assessment of the method by the Cdr Steve Tatham of the Royal Navy in 2015, it allows governments to “diagnose the exact groupings that exist within target populations”, leading to a ranking that “depends upon the degree of influence they may have in either promoting or mitigating constructive behaviour”.

It then uses “psycho-social research parameters” in order to “determine how best to change that group’s behaviour”.


So Cambridge Analytica learned this controversial research approach from military propoganda operation they were paid to take part in and then applied it to regime and policy changes in UK, US, Kenya, Brazil and who knows how many other countries.

I wonder also if they made use of the data from this and possibly other contracts in pushing Brexit.

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Reply MoD granted 'List X' status to Cambridge Analytica parent company (Original post)
suffragette Mar 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #1
suffragette Mar 2018 #3
Mc Mike Mar 2018 #2
suffragette Mar 2018 #4
Mc Mike Mar 2018 #5
suffragette Mar 2018 #6
Mc Mike Mar 2018 #7
suffragette Mar 2018 #8
Mc Mike Mar 2018 #9

Response to suffragette (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 03:24 PM

1. using outside contractors is dangerous

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 05:14 PM

3. It sure is.

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Response to suffragette (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 04:51 PM

2. TPM showed a brexit style flip in candidate victory odds, 9:30 pm, election night.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 05:15 PM

4. Thanks. I had not seen this before. Very interesting, indeed.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 05:29 PM

5. Interesting criss cross graph. Unexpected flip flop. Same side 'won' both times.

The graph could also be a graphic. List X version of the mark of Zorro.

Or Zero, if we're talking about D rump.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 06:00 PM

6. Reminds me of the Bush/Kerry sudden change. They used different means to get the result, but yes,

same side getting same result.

Now that people have eyes on the propaganda used with social media this last time, I would bet they are already cooking up a different process for next time.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 06:15 PM

7. Agreed, they have more plans up their sleeves.

But I think they aren't evil geniuses, they just have tons of free time, and all the billions of dollars they stole from the rest of us, which they spend on all of their crooked anti-Democracy initiatives.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:35 PM

8. Completely agree with all you just said.

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