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I realise this, but it stinks of artificial controversy. I get that a lot of people are unhappy that Trump was elected, but there are so many articles trying to spin Cambridge Analytica as some kind of shady political Illuminati instead of a me-too political digital consultancy, suggesting that Facebook collecting private data is a new shocking revelation, or now that we should be shocked that a big data processing government/enterprise contractor is processing big data for the government and enterprises. Alongside all the "democracy is broken" articles we're seeing, it seems to be all focused on harming the legitimacy of the election and implicating shady power players in the outcome, a play that would seem more at home on Alex Jones' show than splayed across every mainstream media outlet.

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