The openly gay Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who helped create the personality test used to harvest Facebook user’s data that was then used to help get Donald Trump elected president through targeted ads, is testifying before the Senate today.
Wylie is a Canadian data researcher credited with coming up with the plan, after meetings with Steve Bannon, former Breitbart chairman and chief executive officer of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
The former anti-bullying campaigner has called his creation “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool,” The Guardian reports. His work was being quietly funded by conservative hedge-fund billionaire, who was also funding Breitbart at the time.
The FBI and Department of Justice are investigating Cambridge Analytica, The New York Times reported yesterday, with federal investigators beginning to interviewing former employees of the company.