STEVE BANNON TARGETED ‘INCELS’ BECAUSE THEY ARE ‘EASY TO MANIPULATE,’ CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA WHISTLEBLOWER SAYS

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon targeted “incels”—supposedly involuntarily celibate men—because they were easier to manipulate with conspiratorial thinking, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has said.

The former Breitbart editor enlisted the services of Cambridge Analytica to drum up fringe voters from swing states such as Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The strategy was successful and Republicans secured the White House—attaining 306 electoral college votes to Democrats’ 232—but explosive revelations from Wylie in 2018 changed the way people understood that win.

His whistleblowing revealed that Cambridge Analytica harvested the profiles of 50 million Facebook users and how that data was used alongside publicly available voter records to identify people more likely to vote for the Trump campaign.

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