Netflix here recently premiered its (really excellent) documentary The Great Hack, about the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. The streamer had previewed the film at Cannes, with the help of Carole Cadwalladr, the investigative journalist who deserves immense credit for unearthing (and continuing to call out) the role that CA and its clients played in various elections around the world, and who is featured in the film. Cadwalladr was in Cannes to take part in a discussion with Alexander Nix, CEO of the (now defunct) CA, who pulled out under pressure from ad industry critics. This in itself was odd, in that most of these vocal critics had nothing at all to say about CA’s activities until the CEO dared to accept an invitation to that holy-of-holies, the Cannes stage, at which point they rather mysteriously found their voices.
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