Whistleblower Christopher Wylie testifies after revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook sparked global reckoning on privacy

Cornyn: Mark Zuckerberg kept saying that they don’t sell data, and I said they clearly rent it. How would you characterize it?

Wylie: They’ve created a platform that encourages the use of data. It’s true that you can’t go to Facebook and simply buy it, but they make it readily available through network of applications, or the fact that the layout of the profiles make it very conducive to scraping data. They have a setup that catalyzes misuse in my view.

Senator John Cornyn: Did CA serve all comers?

Wylie: That was the impression I got at first, but after Mercer put in money, the only restriction was not to work for Democrats.

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