Facebook came underneath large fire for first permitting Cambridge Analytica to hover up user data from the platform, and second keeping quiet once it found out about it. However it seems that Twitter has directly sold data to the company
Twitter confirmed to The Telegraph on Saturday that Cambridge Analytica developer Dr. Aleksandr Kogan’s own business enterprise – GSR – had purchased one-time API access to a random sample of public tweets from a five-month period between December 2014 and April 2015. Twitter told Bloomberg that, following an interior review, the corporate failed to realize any access to personal information regarding people who use Twitter.
Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica-linked research worker
Twitter sells API access to giant organizations or enterprises for the purposes of mensuration sentiment or opinion during varied events, or around bound topics or ideas.
Here’s what a Twitter proponent said to The Telegraph: Twitter has also created the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned and operated by Cambridge Analytica. This call is based on our determination that Cambridge Analytica operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices. Cambridge Analytica could remain an organic user on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.
Obviously, this doesn’t have a similar scope because the data harvested concerning users on Facebook. Twitter’s knowledge on users is way less personal. Location on the platform is opt-in and generic at that, and users aren’t forced to use their real name on the platform.