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HI-TECH HEIST: Trump campaign firm Cambridge Analytica poached FB data for ‘psycho-metric’ scam

Cambridge Analytica, the London-based data analytics firm that was hired by Donald Trump’s campaign team, helped themselves to the personal data of more than 50 million Facebook users – then used the data to identify “persuadable voters that could be influenced to vote for the Trump campaign,” as explained by Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, Alexander Nix while speaking at the 2016 Concordia Summit.

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica from its platform and denied any wrongdoing, saying users give their consent when they create an account. The scandal has given rise to a #DeleteFacebook movement and lead to a drastic drop in Facebook’s stock.

RELATED: Facebook revokes data firm’s access for helping Trump campaign but didn’t mind when Obama did the same thing

Monday, an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News in the U.K. featured a series of videos with Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica using unscrupulous intelligence-gathering techniques and “psychological warfare tools” to run election campaigns all over the world, including here in America.

“They use this to gain information and map the personalities of over 50 million Facebook users. You may be one of them … I think this was in [Orwell’s novel] Nineteen Eighty-Four.

“Cambridge Analytica is a company that is owned by the funders of Breitbart, and Steve Bannon is on the board. They were hired by the Trump campaign to help them out in the 2016 election,” said Glenn on the show today. He added that the Channel 4 News documentary, “uncovered, not only clever manipulation of social media but also tactics that might make a Soviet Union spy nod in approval — or even get a little bit squeamish.”

Watch the video clip above to see Glenn’s in-depth look into the controversial use of “psychometrics” by data analytics firms like Cambridge Analytica.

“What [psychometrics] does is it analyzes your social media activity and it ‘maps’ your personality. They use this to gain information and map the personalities of over 50 million Facebook users. You may be one of them,” said Glenn. “Once they obtain that data, they can ascertain what drives you, what you’re afraid of. From there, they showed you what made you afraid, and turned it into something that would make you angry … I think this was in [George Orwell’s novel] Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

Watch the video clip above to learn more.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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