Ted Cruz Under Fire in Cambridge Analytica Scandal; Firm Targeted Voters With Data From 50M Facebook Users - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Ted Cruz Under Fire in Cambridge Analytica Scandal; Firm Targeted Voters With Data From 50M Facebook Users

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    Ted Cruz Under Fire in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Sen. Ted Cruz is under fire for his connections with a voter targeting firm that used data taken from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge. (Published Monday, March 19, 2018)

    Sen. Ted Cruz is under fire for his connections with a voter targeting firm that used data taken from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

    The Cruz presidential campaign touted its collaboration with Cambridge Analytica as a sign of a cutting edge run for the White House, allowing the Texan to carefully identify likely supporters. The firm shifted allegiance to Donald Trump once the Texan dropped out of the GOP primaries.

    Both campaigns pumped millions into the company, controlled by billionaire Robert Mercer — a key patron first of Cruz and then Trump in 2016.

    You can read more about this story from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News by clicking here.

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