Since it was suggested that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed a personal information of millions of Facebook users, one doubt has lingered in a minds of a public: What other information did Dr. Aleksandr Kogan benefit entrance to?
Twitter reliable to The Telegraph on Saturday that GSR, Kogan’s possess blurb enterprise, had purchased one-time API entrance to a pointless representation of open tweets from a five-month duration between Dec 2014 and Apr 2015. Twitter told Bloomberg that, following an inner review, a association did not find any entrance to private information about people who use Twitter.
Twitter sells API entrance to vast organizations or enterprises for a functions of contemplating view or opinion during several events, or around certain topics or ideas.
Here’s what a Twitter orator pronounced to The Telegraph:
Twitter has also finished a process preference to off-board promotion from all accounts owned and operated by Cambridge Analytica. This preference is formed on a integrity that Cambridge Analytica operates regulating a business indication that inherently conflicts with excusable Twitter Ads business practices. Cambridge Analytica might sojourn an organic user on a platform, in suitability with a Twitter Rules.
Obviously, this doesn’t have a same range as a information harvested about users on Facebook. Twitter’s information on users is distant reduction personal. Location on a height is opt-in and general during that, and users are not forced to use their genuine name on a platform.
Cambridge Analytica tweeted out this morning that a information performed by Kogan/GSR from Twitter was never purchased or used by Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica has never perceived Twitter information from GSR or
Aleksandr Kogan, and has never finished any work with GSR on Twitter data. GSR was usually ever a executive to Cambridge Analytica and we know it did work for many other companies.
— Cambridge Analytica (@CamAnalytica) April 30, 2018
We reached out to Twitter and will refurbish when we hear back.