Cambridge Analytica

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Report by the Electoral Commission says the official Brexit campaign exceeded its legal spending limit by almost £500,000.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it…

  • 3 May 2018

    The former boss of Cambridge Analytica screeched off in his Audi when we tried to ask about the company being wound up in the wake of a joint investigation by Channel 4 News and The Observer. Authorities say the firm is still under investigation, despite closing down. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tells us why…

  • 26 Apr 2018

    MPs have accused Facebook of being a “morality free zone” – as the social media giant’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer faced questions from the culture media and sport committee. The MPs though weren’t impressed by his answers – describing his testimony as unsatisfactory.

  • 11 Apr 2018

    So what does it mean for you if your online data has or hasn’t been grabbed? What could people do with your profile information? We help you answer some of the key questions in our new explainer series SO WHAT?

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Last week, this programme exposed how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have intervened – often secretly – in elections around the world. Now the secrets are unspooling. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. Last week, that country’s Prime Minister…

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Facebook said it took steps to ensure harvested campaign data had been “destroyed”. But Channel 4 News has now discovered that data on thousands of people in Colorado is still circulating – and Channel 4 News has been to speak to those whose privacy was breached.

  • 20 Mar 2018

    An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran ‘all’ of President Trump’s digital campaign – and may have broken election law. As the report went on air, the firm announced it has suspended chief executive Alexander Nix, pending a full investigation.

  • 19 Mar 2018

    An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.