Miner of data denies fakery; campaign firm’s strategy reported

Posted: March 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

File - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. A former employee of a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm says it used algorithms that "took fake news to the next level" using data inappropriately obtained from Facebook. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

NEW YORK -- A firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and which is under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users, created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.

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