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It was also overblown to the extent that there as a material 'scandal'. Most of the issue really had to do with the very public fact of Facebook's API's at the time.

Facebook rolled that stuff back long ago when it seemed there could be problems.

And of course, the misrepresentation of how the data was acquired - because the story was tied into other entities who got 'special access'. The blending of those stories created a false narrative.

To me - this is not about CA, it's about the press, clickbait, narrative management, PR and communications.

Knowing roughly 'what's happening' and lining that up against the narrative, the glowing glam-shots of the whistleblower in the Guardian, Facebook's response, the various versions of 'outrage' among the politicos. And nary anyone seemed to be on top of the basic reality.

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