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He said: "I think it is completely reasonable to say there could have been a different outcome of the referendum had there not been, in my view, cheating…

"It makes me so angry because a lot of people supported leave because they believe in the application of british law and british sovereignty and to irrevocably alter the constitutional settlement of this country on the basis of fraud is a mutilation of the constitutional settlement of this country."

In a three and a half hour evidence top MP’s at westminster ghe said that aggregateiq took 40% of the spending by the vote leave campaign to target messages at a "very specific cohort" of voters who they believed could swing the result.Right person

And he claimed that a representative of the company, which also did work for the pro- brexit beleave, DUP and veterans for britain campaigns, told him that its activities were "totally illegal".


He said he "absolutely" believed that AIQ drew on CA databases in the campaign, telling the committee: "cambridge analytica would have a database and AIQ would access that database, otherwise the software wouldn’t work."

Mr wylie said it was clear when he made a pitch for work with vote leave in late 2015 that the campaign had no database to work from, but that the situation changed after it hired AIQ shortly afterwards.

"My question is where did you get that data?Constitutional settlement this country how do you create a massive targeting operation, in a country that AIQ hadn’t previously worked in, in two months?" he asked.

Vote leave campaign director dominic cummings dismissed mr wylie as a "fantasist-charlatan" in a blog post written while the pink-haired whistle-blower was still giving evidence.

By the time inquiries by the electoral commission and information commissioner’s office were complete, "the observer will look really silly for making a hero out of a fantasist-charlatan, we’ll already have left the EU, and zoolander will need a new look," predicted mr cummings.

Mr wylie alleged that AIQ had been involved in attempted hacking and the distribution of lurid videos of torture and murder during the 2015 nigerian presidential election, as well as a scheme to monitor the internet traffic of the entire population of trinidad & tobago.Constitutional settlement this country

"This is a company that has worked with hacked material, this is a company that will send out videos of people being murdered to intimidate voters, this is a company that goes out and tries to illicitly acquire live internet browsing data of everyone in an entire country," said mr wylie.

"I think a lot of questions should be asked about the role of AIQ in this election and whether they were indeed compliant with the law here."

Mr wylie dismissed as "weasel words" AIQ’s insistence that it was not a part of the SCL group which founded CA to work on the american election, describing the canadian firm as a "franchise" operation.Constitutional settlement

The testimony to the committee from SCL’s suspended chief executive alexander nix that CA had not used facebook data was "categorically untrue… Not only misleading, but dishonest", he said.

In a letter to mr collins, facebook’s head of public policy rebecca stimson said that the company would be putting forward chief technology officer mike schroepfer or chief product officer chris cox to answer mps’ questions.

Both are among facebook’s longest serving senior representatives and are "well placed to answer the committee’s questions on these complex subjects" straight after the end of parliament’s easter recess on april 16, she said.Constitutional settlement this country

Mr collins said the committee would be happy to issue an invitation to mr cox, but made clear that he was not withdrawing the call for mr zuckerberg to give evidence.

"Facebook has got many questions to answer that their executives have failed to answer in previous appearances before our committee," he said.

"Given the seriousness of these issues, we still believe that mark zuckerberg is the right person to give evidence… He stated in interviews that if he is the right person to appear, he will appear. We think he is the right person and look forward to hearing from him."

He said: "I think it is completely reasonable to say there could have been a different outcome of the referendum had there not been, in my view, cheating…Constitutional settlement

"It makes me so angry because a lot of people supported leave because they believe in the application of british law and british sovereignty and to irrevocably alter the constitutional settlement of this country on the basis of fraud is a mutilation of the constitutional settlement of this country."

In a three and a half hour evidence top MP’s at westminster ghe said that aggregateiq took 40% of the spending by the vote leave campaign to target messages at a "very specific cohort" of voters who they believed could swing the result.

And he claimed that a representative of the company, which also did work for the pro- brexit beleave, DUP and veterans for britain campaigns, told him that its activities were "totally illegal".Constitutional settlement this

He said he "absolutely" believed that AIQ drew on CA databases in the campaign, telling the committee: "cambridge analytica would have a database and AIQ would access that database, otherwise the software wouldn’t work."

Mr wylie said it was clear when he made a pitch for work with vote leave in late 2015 that the campaign had no database to work from, but that the situation changed after it hired AIQ shortly afterwards.

"My question is where did you get that data? How do you create a massive targeting operation, in a country that AIQ hadn’t previously worked in, in two months?" he asked.

Vote leave campaign director dominic cummings dismissed mr wylie as a "fantasist-charlatan" in a blog post written while the pink-haired whistle-blower was still giving evidence.Right person

By the time inquiries by the electoral commission and information commissioner’s office were complete, "the observer will look really silly for making a hero out of a fantasist-charlatan, we’ll already have left the EU, and zoolander will need a new look," predicted mr cummings.

Mr wylie alleged that AIQ had been involved in attempted hacking and the distribution of lurid videos of torture and murder during the 2015 nigerian presidential election, as well as a scheme to monitor the internet traffic of the entire population of trinidad & tobago.

"This is a company that has worked with hacked material, this is a company that will send out videos of people being murdered to intimidate voters, this is a company that goes out and tries to illicitly acquire live internet browsing data of everyone in an entire country," said mr wylie.Constitutional settlement this country

"I think a lot of questions should be asked about the role of AIQ in this election and whether they were indeed compliant with the law here."

Mr wylie dismissed as "weasel words" AIQ’s insistence that it was not a part of the SCL group which founded CA to work on the american election, describing the canadian firm as a "franchise" operation.

The testimony to the committee from SCL’s suspended chief executive alexander nix that CA had not used facebook data was "categorically untrue… Not only misleading, but dishonest", he said.

In a letter to mr collins, facebook’s head of public policy rebecca stimson said that the company would be putting forward chief technology officer mike schroepfer or chief product officer chris cox to answer mps’ questions.Constitutional settlement this

Both are among facebook’s longest serving senior representatives and are "well placed to answer the committee’s questions on these complex subjects" straight after the end of parliament’s easter recess on april 16, she said.

Mr collins said the committee would be happy to issue an invitation to mr cox, but made clear that he was not withdrawing the call for mr zuckerberg to give evidence.

"Facebook has got many questions to answer that their executives have failed to answer in previous appearances before our committee," he said.

"Given the seriousness of these issues, we still believe that mark zuckerberg is the right person to give evidence…Constitutional settlement this he stated in interviews that if he is the right person to appear, he will appear. We think he is the right person and look forward to hearing from him."

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