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Whistleblower warns of Cambridge Analytica's Asia reach

Former employees still active in elections, Brittany Kaiser says

Brittany Kaiser, formerly of Cambridge Analytica, is calling for stronger legislation to protect user data.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Asia prepares for four national elections this year, a former executive at controversial political consultancy Cambridge Analytica warned of the company's persistent reach despite closing its doors in 2018.

"With hundreds of Cambridge Analytica remnants operating around the world, the threat of public opinion manipulation is growing in Asia," Brittany Kaiser told Nikkei. Her warning comes as Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Myanmar all prepare to go to the polls in the coming months.

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