Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Help by sharing this information Reports ————————————————-17.09.2003Reporters Without Borders urges the Brazilian press to closely follow the trial due to begin today in Itabuna (Bahia state) of Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes on a charge of participating in the murder on 14 January 1998 of Manoel Leal de Oliveira, the owner and editor of the Itabuna-based weekly A Região.Experience in the fight for justice shows that the news media and civil society have to be alert and involved in order to successfully combat impunity. The media should also follow the trial of another of Leal’s accused killers, police officer Mozart Costa Brasil, due to start before the same Itabuna court on 26 September.A report on this case, entitled “Bahia: culture of impunity?”, was published by Reporters Without Borders in October 2002. Leal was gunned down after implicating the then mayor of Itabuna, Fernando Gomes, in a corruption scandal. Gomes is an ally of former state governor Antonio Carlos Magalhães, one of the leaders of the Liberal Front Party (PFL).”The Leal case above all exposes the limits of a system which puts a police force controlled by locally elected officials – in this case, the state of Bahia’s civilian police – in charge of investigating the murder of a journalist who had targeted one of these elected officials,” the report concluded.According to the report, “The first few months of the investigation by the state of Bahia civilian police could have come from a textbook on impunity… The case was closed in September 1998 without any suspect ever having been arrested and without Mayor Gomes even having been questioned.” Judicial proceedings were reopened in May 2000, following revelations in the regional daily newspaper A Tarde. Guedes is accused of being the driver of the pickup used by Leal’s killers. He was arrested in July 2002. Brasil, a police officer with the economic crimes section of the Bahia state civilian police, was arrested as a suspect in December 2001 and was freed two months later pending trial. A third suspect, Marcone Sarmento, is still on the run. No charge was ever brought against those presumed to be behind the killing, former mayor Gomes and his chief of staff, Maria Alicia de Araújo. RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more One of the killers of Manoel Leal de Oliveira was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 27 September after a trial by jury in the town of Itabuna, Bahia State, five years after the murder of the publisher of the weekly A Região. Receive email alerts BrazilAmericas Follow the news on Brazil to go furthercenter_img BrazilAmericas News April 27, 2021 Find out more One of two men accused of killing journalist Manoel Leal de Oliveira has been found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Mozart Costa Brasil, accused of firing six shots at the journalist was sentence on 27 September after a three-day trial. A second man suspected of being the getaway driver of a van used by the two killers, Thomaz Iracy Moisés Guedes, was acquitted for lack of evidence at the same hearing on 24-26 September a Itabuna, in Bahia State. The main witness, who formally identified Brasil said she had not seen Guedes in the van. The woman who is under a witness protection programme, said she had received death threats after she said she would give evidence. She said her decision was motivated by the charge against Guedes, whom she knew to be innocent. She also formally identified the other killer, Marcone Sarmento, who is still being sought by police. Some observers believe that his arrest would help identify those who ordered the killing.The trial, one of the most important in the history of Itabuna, given the exceptional nature of the verdict, has created huge local interest. It was followed live on local TV and radio and relayed to the streets around the court building. The case was originally due to open on 18 September but was slightly postponed. Organisation September 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s killer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Newslast_img read more

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IMO boss rejects McNeice pay claims

first_imgNews Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – April 4, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The President of the Irish Medical Organisation says he “utterly rejects” that details of George McNeice’s pay deal was widely known in the IMO.Dr Paul McKeown is accusing the organisation’s former Chief Executive of trying to “rewrite history” – by claiming his pension was not a secret.An independent inquiry is to be carried out to determine how the contract – allowing for a package of almost 10 million euro – was agreed.The IMO President says he was shocked at the “excessive” retirement deal – and “disgusted” by Dr McNeice’s attempts to justify the arrangements.Paul McKeown – speaking at the opening of the IMO annual conference in Killarney in Co Kerry – says everybody was not aware of the pay package: Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Google+ IMO boss rejects McNeice pay claims Previous articleECB leaves interest rates unchangedNext articleLetterkenny Court records one of the highest levels of Child Care Orders soughy by the HSE News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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HKS receives $600,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

first_imgThe Harvard Decision Science Laboratory (HDSL), a cross-faculty research facility based at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the lab’s scientific research in human judgment and decision making.“To receive such a major grant at this early stage is an enormous boost, and a gratifying acknowledgment of early success,” says Jennifer Lerner, lab faculty director and professor of public policy and management. “This support helps catalyze the lab’s emergence as a hub for a growing community of researchers in decision science at Harvard.”HDSL is a world-class biobehavioral research facility featuring an innovative combination of approaches from psychology, economics, and neuroscience. It provides a model for a new type of research center, serving as a cross-disciplinary home for Harvard students and faculty to collaborate on studies examining judgment and choice.“I see terrific potential in the Decision Science Lab’s unique approach and University-wide focus,” says David T. Ellwood, HKS dean and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy. “Through a better understanding of the factors behind decision-making processes, we can help ensure that leaders make the most reasonable decisions in day-to-day and crisis situations.”last_img read more

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DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises

first_imgAs part of Social Inclusion week 2019, Donegal Local Development (DLDC) hosted an information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’ to showcase the work of Social Enterprises in Donegal.Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis. However, any surpluses they generate are re-invested into achieving a social impact.‘Enterprising Communities’ was an information and networking breakfast morning to promote and celebrate the achievements of local social enterprises and to acknowledge the social benefit and social impact they provide. It created the opportunity for representatives to meet & network with their peers and to benefit from shared learning. While celebrating the successes of social enterprises DLDC also highlighted the need for a strategic approach in addressing the many challenges.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’The event also provided the opportunity for the DLDC team to meet with representatives from local social enterprises, to further promote the launch of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022 and to update attendees on the core objectives of the policy.This policy document is long overdue, however DLDC welcome the strategic approach it contains and the commitment to providing supports for the Community & Voluntary Sector which will help social enterprises reach their full potential. The launch of this policy marks the start of a new phase in the development of social enterprise in Ireland. The speakers representing local social enterprises were selected randomly and invited to come along to share their stories. Although from different geographical locations throughout Donegal, the challenges they face are very similar and the need for additional supports are common to all. The contribution from the social enterprise representatives was key to the success of this event. They are the volunteers & managers who deliver a positive response to social and societal issues and DLDC commends them on their great work.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’Keynote Speaker was Patsy McGonagle, founding member of the Finn Valley Club and current Chairperson of Donegal Local Development CLG.MC was Andrew McNulty from the Community Development team at DLDC and Speakers on the day included:• Margaret Larkin, DLDC, who gave an overview of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022• Karen McCormick – LYIT – Restart+ Programme• Mick Quinlivan – Cairde Le Cheile, Letterkenny• Mary Coyle – Ionad Naomh Pádraig• Michael Travers – Bundoran Community Centre• Tracy Peoples – Premier Services, MilfordDLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DLDCsocial inclusion weeklast_img read more

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Caravan Hair Decoration Barrette Number 328 : This is the best clip I’ve ever used

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Court preserves privacy of farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a late September ruling on their ongoing fight to protect private and sensitive personal and financial records, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by animal-rights and environmental activists against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s withdrawal of a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) rule that would have required livestock and poultry operations to report information about their operations.EPA’s proposed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule sought to have CAFOs submit to the agency operational information so it could “more effectively carry out its CAFO permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health.” EPA wanted facility facts such as contact information, location of a CAFO’s production area, CWA permit status, the number and type of animals confined and the number of acres available for land application of manure. It withdrew the proposal in July 2012.The proposed rule was prompted by a May 2010 “sweetheart” settlement agreement EPA entered with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Waterkeeper Alliance — then represented by Hannah Connor, currently an attorney for the Humane Society of the United States, which joined the most recent suit against EPA — and the Sierra Club once it became clear the agency would lose a lawsuit brought by the National Pork Producers Council over EPA’s 2008 CAFO rule. That regulation required, among other things, that large livestock operations that propose to or that might discharge into waterways obtain CWA permits. (A federal court said the clean water law requires permits only for operations that actually discharge.)“Let’s hope this puts an end to these groups, including HSUS, trying to get information on farmers so they can file nuisance suits and otherwise harass people who are providing safe, wholesome products to domestic and international consumers,” said Dr. Ron Prestage, NPPC President, a veterinarian and pork producer from Camden, S.C.In their lawsuit, the activist groups claimed EPA’s withdrawal of the reporting rule was “arbitrary and capricious” because it lacked clear reasoning, ran counter to the evidence in the administrative record and constituted a “clear error in judgment.”Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C., who dismissed the suit, disagreed with the activist groups, saying the agency’s explanation for the withdrawal was “plain and coherent” and that it “adequately explained the basis for its decision.”last_img read more

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MFLN Family Development’s 2016 Programming

first_imgNeed Free CEU’s? Then you won’t want to miss out on MFLN Family Development’s programming opportunities for 2016. This year we are offering CEU’s for NASW and Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists through our Webinars, Podcasts, and September 2016 Virtual Learning Event! For more information about our upcoming programming opportunities, click here. Be sure to check out our MFLN Family Development 2016 Programming Flyer below!This post was written by one of our MFLN Family Development Team Members. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Nadal: Federer not ‘boyfriend’ material

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT, SMB repulse foes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next LATEST STORIES “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBB UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses KEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is the subject of a massive bid from China.The Mirror says West Ham are poised to reject a £35m bid from China for key striker Arnautovic.The bid, from an as yet unnamed Chinese Super League Club, was submitted on Wednesday for the 29 year old Austrian, who is joint-top scorer for the Hammers this season with eight goals in 17 games in all competitions.Arnautovic moved to London Stadium for a club record £20m fee from Stoke in July 2017, scoring 11 times for West Ham last season.The Hammers have no intention of selling Arnautovic, whose contract has another four years to run.The club, sources say, value Arnautovic at far higher than £35m – having themselves spent £40m this summer on Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. last_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Ranting Hard About The Championship Game Referees, Thinks They Should Lose Their Jobs

first_imgnational championship referees ball fingertipsIn a word, the refereeing during tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game was questionable. There were bad calls on both sides during Duke’s 68-63 victory against Wisconsin, but one call seemed to stand out. This one. Former Michigan State star and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green is ranting hard about the officiating on Twitter. He thinks they should lose their jobs. Between the NCAA not paying players and the calls the referees make I don’t know what’s more corrupt!!! That was ridiculous— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015If those 3 refs don’t lose their jobs the entire NCAA need to be under federal review!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015Congrats to my young bull @BigJah15 doe!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015But whew it’s hard not to get that call right— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015The officiating was poor throughout the NCAA Tournament, so it’s not very surprising that is was poor in the championship game.last_img read more

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When Did Florida State, Jimbo Fisher First See Video Of Dismissed QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman?

first_imgDe'Andre Johnson seen on camera punching a woman.De’Andre Johnson Florida StateOn Monday, Florida State dismissed four-star freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the dual-threat QB punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar in June. Some were critical of FSU and head coach Jimbo Fisher for taking until Monday night to dismiss the talented prospect. Fisher and Florida State officials, though, claim they see the video tape until it was published online yesterday. Via @JShankerESPN: #FSU officials didn’t see video of Johnson punching woman until it was published on Tallahassee Democrat site Monday— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015#FSU official said Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher didn’t see video until Monday night because he was traveling in West Virginia— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015In the end, all that really matters is that Johnson was dismissed and justice gets served. But that’s pretty hard to believe.last_img read more

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NCSC to Launch Series of Retirement Planning Seminars

first_img The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be launching its second annual series of retirement planning seminars, at the Cardiff Hall Hotel in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on Thursday, August 15, starting at 9:30 a.m.The seminars will be held islandwide from August 16 to 22, and will feature a number of presentations, intended to educate and assist persons to set and achieve realistic goals and objectives for the future.Themed: ‘Retirement is a process, not an Event – Be Prepared’, the seminars are aimed at encouraging persons in the informal sector of the society to start planning for their retirement years while working.“We are targeting persons in the informal sector, including farmers, dressmakers, tailors, hairdressers, vendors, musicians, housewives, domestic workers, landscapers and barbers. We have found  that the mass proportion of this group do not plan for their retirement, so we hope to create a change in behaviour with the sessions, so that these persons can start planning for their retirement,” Executive Director of the NCSC, Charmaine Muirhead told JIS News.She added that the seminars will also provide the appropriate platform for citizens to look at their lives, and see how best they can make them more meaningful, as they grow older.“We will be providing participants with relevant information that will allow them to shape their lives in a more positive manner, so that they will be able to face the future more confidently. We are targeting both the young and the old, because as soon as persons reach the age of 18 they should start planning for their retirement, so that they can enjoy it in a better manner,” she emphasised.Mrs. Muirhead is encouraging youngsters to educate themselves on all that they can do for their retirement years, because proper retirement planning involves choosing the best possible option, which should start as early as persons obtain their first job.She also implored persons who are approaching retirement to start getting ready, and for those who already have their retirement plans in place, to just endorse the event, and be aware of other existing options.Highlighting the theme, the Executive Director is also urging the target group, persons 18 to 55 years, to start contributing to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), so that they can reap the benefits in the future.She stressed that this is important, because as persons get older, they develop certain illnesses, and require various medications, that are sometimes very costly.“This can be less burdensome if the necessary plans are put in place now, which will guarantee ease of financial burden, health wise, among other benefits,” she said.For additional information on the seminars, persons can contact the nearest NIS parish office or the NCSC at 926-2374 or 906-9277-8. Youngsters encouraged to educate themselves on all that they can do for their retirement years Themed: ‘Retirement is a process, not an Event – Be Prepared’ Story Highlights The seminars will be held islandwide from August 16 to 22last_img read more

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Inquest into deadly BC sawmill explosion underway

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been nearly three and a half years since the deadly sawmill explosion in Burns Lake, B.C. that killed two people and injured 20 others.A coroner’s inquest is currently underway that may provide answers as to what happened that night.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img

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Academic says hes being scapegoated in Facebook data case Update

Facebook has expressed outrage over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant Meanwhile, Britain’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said she is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s servers. She has also asked Facebook to cease its own audit of Cambridge Analytica’s data use.Denham said the prime allegation against Cambridge Analytica is that it acquired personal data in an unauthorized way, adding that data protection laws require services like Facebook to have strong safeguards against misuse of data.Leading Democrats in the U.S. Senate also called on Zuckerberg to testify. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Facebook’s latest privacy scandal a “danger signal.” She wants Zuckerberg’s assurances that Facebook is prepared to take the lead on measures to protect user privacy—or Congress may step in.Kogan’s work involved modeling human behavior through social media. In collaboration with Cambridge Analytica, he developed a Facebook-based personality survey called “This Is Your Digital Life” and paid about 200,000 people to take part. As a result, participants unknowingly gave the researchers access to the profiles of their Facebook friends, allowing them to collect data from millions more users.Kogan said Cambridge Analytica approached him to gather Facebook data and provided the legal advice that this was “appropriate.””One of the great mistakes I did here was I just didn’t ask enough questions,” he said. “I had never done a commercial project; I didn’t really have any reason to doubt their sincerity. That’s certainly something I strongly regret now.”He said the firm paid some $800,000 for the work, but it went to participants in the survey.”My motivation was to get a dataset I could do research on; I have never profited from this in any way personally,” he said. Alexandr Kogan, a psychology researcher at Cambridge University, told the BBC that both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have tried to place the blame on him for violating the social media platform’s terms of service, even though Cambridge Analytica ensured him that everything he did was legal.”My view is that I’m being basically used as a scapegoat by both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica,” he said. “Honestly, we thought we were acting perfectly appropriately, we thought we were doing something that was really normal.”Authorities in Britain and the United States are investigating the alleged improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based political research firm. Facebook shares have dropped 9.2 percent, lopping more than $50 billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published, raising questions about whether social media sites are violating users’ privacy.The head of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, was suspended Tuesday after Britain’s Channel 4 News broadcast hidden camera footage of him suggesting the company could use young women to catch opposition politicians in compromising positions. Footage also showed Nix bragging about the firm’s pivotal role in the Trump campaign.Nix said Cambridge Analytica handled “all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting” for the Trump campaign, and used emails with a “self-destruct timer” to make the firm’s role more difficult to trace.”There’s no evidence, there’s no paper trail, there’s nothing,” he said.In a statement, Cambridge Analytica’s board said Nix’s comments “do not represent the values or operations of the firm, and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation.”Facebook itself is drawing criticism from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic for its alleged failure to protect users’ privacy.On Tuesday, the chairman of the U.K. parliament’s media committee, Damian Collins, said his group has repeatedly asked Facebook how it uses data, but company officials “have been misleading to the committee.”The committee summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. Facebook sidestepped questions on whether Zuckerberg would appear, saying instead that the company is currently focused on conducting its own reviews. Explore further Citation: Academic says he’s being scapegoated in Facebook data case (Update) (2018, March 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-app-scapegoat-facebook-row.html An academic who developed the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday that he had no idea his work would be used in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and that he’s being scapegoated in the fallout from the affair. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Cambridge Analytica: firm at the heart of Facebook scandal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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