Cambridge Analytica Researcher denies stealing Facebook data
Cambridge Analytica Researcher Aleksandr Kogan acused of stealing Facebook users data. He claims the idea that Cambridge Analytica stole data from Facebook was technically incorrect, saying Facebook opened its doors for app developers to access its users data.
Although the Psychology researcher admits he was aware that the harvested data from Facebook was used to aid the US 2016 elections as a political consulting firm, he allowed Cambridge Analytica to create campaigns by analyzing voters and targeted them with ads.
However, he believed what they were doing then was correct but he blamed Facebook for violating its own privacy policies by creating tools for developers which made data available to anybody who wanted it as a developer. Facebook neglected how developers used its users data and what these data collected by developers was used for; whether it’s shared, transferred or sold to unknown parties.