Former employee of Cambridge Analytica (CA) on Tuesday said that the UK-based data analytics firm worked "extensively" in India.
The whistleblower Christopher Wylie told UK Parliament's investigating committee that CA had offices and staff in India.
He also suggested that the Congress might have been a client. He also claimed to have documentation about this, which he would provide.
Here's more about it.
This scandal erupted after whistleblower Christopher Wylie revealed that data firm CA harvested about 50mn Facebook users' personal data to influence key events like the US presidential elections and Brexit.
After the revelations, BJP slammed Congress for compromising national security by approaching CA for 2019 LS polls.
Conversely, Congress panned BJP for using CA's services for 2010 Bihar elections and 2014 general elections.
While deposing before the UK Parliament, Wylie said CA had done all kinds of projects in India. He added that he didn't remember the national projects but regionally, CA was active. He contended, "India is so big that one state can be as big as Britain."
He observed that CA's approach was more like a "modern-day colonizer," influencing elections in several countries, including India.
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