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Ravishankar Prasad plants attack on Congress says it should come clean on its link with Cambridge Analytica

He also charged that Congress has hired Cambridge Analytica to run its 2019 election campaign. He also called it Congress’ “Brahmastra”.

Following the Facebook data breach involving a data mining giant Cambridge Analytica, the Indian politics has been hit with serious questions surrounding the political endeavours of the company in India.

Taking this opportunity to slam Congress President Rahul Gandhi, IT and law minister Ravishankar Prasad asked the Congress to come clean on its alleged links to Cambridge Analytica. The data mining company was recently suspended by the social media platform Facebook for harvesting the data of 50 million users in an unauthorised manner.

Cambridge Analytica had earlier helped US President Donald Trump in his campaign during American Presidential elections. The firm is also accused of “influencing elections” in various countries considering its political operations.

Ravishankar Prasad said that it will not be tolerated if the Congress party attempts to influence the Indian election by misusing social media. He also charged that Congress has hired Cambridge Analytica to run its 2019 election campaign. He also called it Congress’ “Brahmastra”.

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Ravishankar Prasad further alleged the firm hired by Congress has been accused of its involvement in bribes, sex workers to entrap politicians and stealing data from Facebook.”

He also demanded a clarification by Rahul Gandhi whether the rise in his social media activity is due to Cambridge Analytica’s involvement.

The recent revelation about Facebook data breach has once again sparked a debate around the safety of the data of the social media users. There are also some speculations that the social media giant might have helped the voter profiling firm. As the news took the western world by storm, Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton tweeted expressing that it is time to delete facebook. He tweeted, “It is time. #deletefacebook”.

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