The social networking websites Facebook has the data-analyst firm AggregateIQ of its platform will be suspended. That company become suspected a very important role to have played in the Brexit referendum.
According to a spokesperson of Facebook is AggregateIQ suspended due to possible links with Cambridge Analytica, the dataonderzoeker that without permission private information of 50 million Facebook users would have used it for political purposes. The link between the companies went through SCL, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica.
Both companies have according to the whistleblower Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, cooperated in the run-up to the Brexitstemming. On the question of whether the Brexit would have taken place in the United Kingdom without Cambridge Analytica replied Wylie the following:
“Absolutely not. The two campagneteams for the Brexit advocates, were supported by two databedrijven, Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ. On paper, they are separated, but in practice, there is no project where AggregateIQ independent works.’
The advocates of a British exit would be millions of pounds to AggregateIQ have given. That way they could also, the expenditure ceiling for the campaign have bypassed.