A company named Cambridge Analytica aquired personal information on 50 million Facebook “friends.” How? Facebook users provided it by answering questions on a personality quiz. And that in turn provided information on their unsuspecting “friends.
Andrew McCabe showed a “lack of candor” when answering questions about the Clinton Foundation investigation. That’s according to the Justice Department inspector general. So Jeff Sessions fired him. Just days before he would have received his pension.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has also been known for a lack of candor. But he was offering the “least untruthful” answer possible. And he kept his pension.
Eleven days before the 2016 election Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000. In exchange she signed a non-disclosure agreement. That was to keep her quiet about her alleged one night love affair with The Donald in 2006.
Campaign Finance Scandal
So far, he FEC isn’t showing much interest. They say they lack resources and an investigation would take well over a year.
Journalists are showing even less interest. Paul Mulshine explains why it’s not a story in the Star- Ledger. And The Daily Mail reports Daniels tried to peddle her story for $200,000 but got no takers.
Now Reason says Mark Zuckerberg is “going all in on government regulation:”
“The question,” he toldWired‘s Nicholas Thompson, “isn’t ‘Should there be regulation or shouldn’t there be?’ It’s ‘How do you do it?'” On CNN, he said, “I actually am not sure we shouldn’t be regulated. I think in general technology is an increasingly important trend in the world. I think the question is more what is the right regulation rather than ‘yes or no should we be regulated?'”
According to The Wrap Mark Zuckerberg lost another billion since I drew the cartoon.