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The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 24 July 2019 (USA)
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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brittany Kaiser ... Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica
David Carroll ... Himself - Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
Paul-Olivier Dehaye ... Himself - Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Ravi Naik ... Himself - Data Rights Solicitor
Julian Wheatland ... Himself - Former COO / CFO, Cambridge Analytica / SCL
Carole Cadwalladr ... Herself - Investigative Journalist for The Guardian
Paul Hilder ... Himself - Writer / Political Technologist
Christopher Wylie ... Himself - Former Cambridge Analytica Employee and Whistleblower
Emma Graham-Harrison ... Herself - International Affairs Correspondent, The Observer
Gill Phillips ... Herself - Legal Counsel, The Guardian
Sarah Donaldson ... Herself - Arts Editor, The Observer
Roger McNamee ... Himself - Early Facebook Investor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asad Baig Asad Baig
Steve Bannon ... Himself - Former Chief Executive, Trump Campaign (archive footage)
Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett ... Himself (archive footage)
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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

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Taglines:

They Took Your Data. Then They Took Control.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Hack See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA See more »

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| (Sundance festival)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The 'case' of the 'star' Caroll to find out the 'data' held on him, was - initially - successful (in Jan. 2019): so he - as represented by his shown onscreen lawyer, Naik - actually 'won': but Caroll wanted more: viz. the source AND the basis of that data revealed, held on him, so was used ('harvested') to create the behavioral predictions made (formatted) on him; plus the details of any parties with which that data had been shared - i.e. the curiosity to know how a 'mass sentiment' change might be effected - but which failed (frustrated) when Cambridge Analytica went into voluntary liquidation (administration), which curtailed the case with no further defendant. See more »

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Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica: [in front of committee of inquiry] I have been offered introductions to clients that I refused to meet with before, such as the Alternative for Germany and Marine Le Pen's campaign. I refused to even get on the phone call with them.
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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.159 (2019) See more »

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Written by Andrew Gross
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Courtesy of Konsonant Music/A Gross Music
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29 July 2019 | by deadbellySee all my reviews

People saying that its one sided, haven't yet explained how....with examples that are not in the movie....

The Obama campaign was partially responsible for the increase in popularity for using data to target the people on the fence about key topics. This was mentioned in the movie and spoken about.......

The right has used this tactic many times and won as a result of them. Which should allow you to conclude for yourselves what side really is using this to arrive at the end result.

You just have to take some time to research about the owners of Cambridge Analytics where to understand where the owners come from and what their agenda is....And it aint their love for people (social reasons).

Dont kid yourselves.......you only need to see who is winning the major debates by the smallest of margins to understand you does this well.


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