After Facebook, Now Twitter Sold Users’ Data?: Well, as you all may know that past few weeks were not that good for the Social networking company Facebook. Well, “Data Scandal” really took the whole company and its policies on gunpoint and every single media, country, and political party talked about that whole issue. Overall, here we aren’t talking about Facebook but another Social Networking company or micro-blogging platform Twitter is our main topic. A report in the Sunday Telegraph claimed that Twitter did sell users’ data to a Cambridge Analytica (CA) researcher.
Yes! Just like Facebook now it looks like that Twitter did the same mistake too and they have sold the data to a private researcher, who collected the data of 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. Even, though twitter denied this whole news and rumor on Monday. According to the report, Twitter sold public data access “for one day” in 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan, then a psychology researcher with University of Cambridge, and his company Global Science Research (GSR).
Reports are coming, that Kogan created tools for CA that allowed the political consultancy to psychologically profile and target voters. Also, they used this Data to manipulate other without their knowledge and permission. Kogan created tools for CA that allowed the political consultancy to psychologically profile and target voters.
Even though Kogan said the Twitter data had only been used to create “brand reports” and “survey extender tools” and that he had not violated Twitter’s policies. Also, the Twitter added that “GSR paid for one day of access in 2015, Twitter said and scooped up a ‘random sample’ of public tweets covering a period between December 2014 and April 2015. Twitter added that it ‘did not find any access’ to private information.” Overall, the issue is getting serious because people are talking about it.