In a latest ploy to divert attention from the blatant manipulation of the presidential elections in Brazil, the “reputable” Guardian announced “explosive” new leaked documents by former Cambridge Analytica staffer Brittany Kaiser, 100,000 pages released...
If they are so “explosive”, where are the “bombshells” from this leak?!?
Maybe the most “explosive” from this leak, is that it proves that crooked politicians in Malaysia and India were lying when they denied having made use of the dirty practices of the Strategic Communication Laboratories Ltd. (SCL Group) to manipulate the elections.
First the news that they’re trying to hide…
On 30 December 2019, Brazil's Ministry Of Justice fined Facebook Inc 6.6 million-real ($1.64 million) for improperly sharing user data, related to the data used by Cambridge Analytica for the 2018 presidential election. That’s higher than the fine imposed on Facebook in Great Britain.
Brazil's Ministry of Justice claims that Facebook did not adequately inform its users "about the consequences of the default privacy settings
", especially related to the data of "friends and friends of friends
Facebook has denied any wrongdoing with “We are focused on protecting people’s privacy
” and have restricted “the information which App developers can access
Facebook has said that it’ll probably appeal the decision (which should be done in 10 days) or the fine must be paid within 30 days.
Facebook estimated that data from 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica in 2018.
Even after Facebook announced changes to its data privacy in November 2019, still over 100 apps had access to user data.
In July 2019, Facebook was fined a record $5 billion in the United States for not protecting the data of its users.
Italy has also fined Facebook for selling personal data to Cambridge Analytica: https://techerati.com/news-hub/facebook ... -purposes/
In Malaysia, the SCL Group proposed to get data from the police Special Branch and Petronas to help the Better Nation (BN) party win the 14th general election.
The SCL Group started working with Petronas to influence opinions in Sabah and Sarawak for about $2 million. Communications between SCL and BN started in 2014 at the latest.
In September 2016, SCL helped to secure then Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s attendance at the Concordia Conference in New York (Zahid is now Deputy PM of Malaysia).
The SCL campaign in Malaysia resulted in BN’s first-ever win against GE in May 2018.
The email correspondences between Cambridge Analytica staffers were mostly with Azrin Zizal, the SCL’s representative in Malaysia.
Azrin won’t blow the whistle as he died of “cancer” in April 2019.
Even the 2013 BN campaign ran by the BN in the 13th election bore similarities to SCL’s work.
That campaign was run by a consultancy firm owned by Shahid Shayaa, who later became SCL’s representative in Malaysia (before Azrin): https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/505736
K.C. Tyagi, leader of the Janata Dal-United (JDU) party, was also a client of the infamous SCL Group.
Tyagi first denied that his son Amrish Tyagi’s Ovleno Business Intelligence (OBI) was a partner of the London-headquartered SCL Group.
On 19 September 2016, Amrish Tyagi met Cambridge Analytica’s Mark Turnbull in New York.
On 1 July 2016, Alexander Nix sent an email to Matthew Swift (chairman of Concordia) to recommend K.C. Tyagi for Concordia's annual summit.
Tyagi's name was also in Cambridge Analytica's client list.
Even though Cambridge Analytica has denied having any Facebook data of Indian citizens, Facebook admitted to the government of India that data of some 562,455 Indians could have been accessed by Cambridge Analytica: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/e ... 2020-01-05
In another cover-up ploy, on 2 December 2019 President Donald Trump made another BS tweet, announcing to restore tariffs on Argentina, Brazil, calling out the countries for devaluing their currency.
Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries
In 2019, Carl Icahn profited from the US importing about 3.8 million metric tons of steel from Brazil, about 3.5% of the 110 million tons of steel consumed in the US per year: https://business.financialpost.com/news ... pes-at-fed
On 20 December, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that US President Donald Trump told him by phone that the tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminium won’t be restored at all (to 25% and 10% respectively), as tweeted 18 days earlier: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-braz ... SKBN1YO2EK
Here’s another financial scandal that involves Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who campaigned on the promise to eradicate corruption completely...
In December, the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) identified 1.2 million Reais ($305,000) that flowed through the bank account of Queiroz to the bank accounts of the president's eldest son, Member of Parliament, Flavio Bolsonaro, and Jair Bolsonaro’s wife, Michelle, in 2016-17.
The Bolsonaros and Queiroz have denied any wrongdoing; according to Jair Bolsonaro Queiroz repaid a personal loan to Michelle.
COAF later identified cash transfers worth almost 100,000 Reais ($26,665) in June and July 2017 into Flavio’s account.
In a TV interview, Flavio Bolsonaro said this was for an apartment he sold, but he didn’t clarify for what other reason the deposit was made in cash than to hide the origin.
Jair Bolsonaro has replied to the news with the comment that he “believes” in his son and that the accusations are “unfounded".
Bolsonaro’s son had earlier denied wrongdoing, claiming that he is the victim of a “defamatory campaign”, after reports that he employed the mother and wife of a former cop that ran a criminal organisation: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-braz ... SKCN1PQ4OI
The following from a 10-piece long series of articles, includes information on the Judge that sentenced former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to jail.
According to some experts Lula could have won the 2018 presidential elections in a landslide, if he wasn’t locked up (Lula has by now been released from prison by the way).
Judge Sergio Moro, who ruled in the corruption case against Lula, directed the prosecutors’ media strategy and advised them to mock the defence of Lula.
On 10 May 2017, Judge Moro sent a message to senior prosecutor in the Operation Car Wash task force Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima:
https://theintercept.com/2019/06/17/bra ... -car-wash/
You should prepare a press release explaining the contradictions between his testimony and the rest of the evidence or with his previous testimony. After all, the defense already put on their little show.