Tag Archives: Robert Mercer

REVEALED: Trump’s 2020 Campaign Team Is Secretly Working With Former Cambridge Analytica Staffers

The Associated Press reports: A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former Cambridge Analytica employees are affiliated with …

Read More »

Facebook Faces Potential Fines Of Over $1 Billion

The Washington Post reports: Facebook’s disclosure this week that its search tools were used to collect data on most of its 2.2 billion users could potentially trigger record fines and create new legal vulnerability for not having prevented risks to user data, said three former federal officials. The three former officials, all of whom were at the Federal Trade Commission …

Read More »

EXPOSED: Trump Data Firm Execs Caught On Video Plotting To Entrap Politicians With Bribes And Hookers

Britain’s Channel Four reports: Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers. In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly campaigns …

Read More »

Facebook Bans Trump Data Firm Whistleblower [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, claims Facebook suspended him for whistleblowing. Wylie’s claim comes after Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, was exposed for having illegally harvested the Facebook data of millions of people. On Sunday, Wylie shared a screenshot of an “account disabled” message that …

Read More »

Schiff Demands Inquiry Into Trump Data Firm [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: US congressional investigators want the head of data firm Cambridge Analytica to testify again before their committee, under subpoena if necessary, after a whistleblower claimed the company exploited Facebook and received millions of people’s profiles that were taken without authorisation. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, called for the company to be “thoroughly …

Read More »

Trump Data Firm Stole Info From 50M Facebook Users

The New York Times reports: As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem. The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor, and wooed his political adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of American …

Read More »

DRUDGE: Steve Bannon Now “In The Arms” Of Fugitive Chinese Billionaire After Break With Rebekah Mercer

Billionaire far-right activist Rebekah Mercer is reportedly on the outs with Steve Bannon over his incendiary quotes in the coming Trump administration tell-all. Robert Mercer, her father, sold his stake in Breitbart to his daughter in early November. But according to a tweet posted today by homocon Matt Drudge, Bannon is now “in the arms” of fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo …

Read More »

Peter Thiel Explores Creating Fox News Competitor

Buzzfeed News reports: Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants to create a new conservative cable news network and his representatives have engaged the powerful Mercer family to help with funding, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Thiel, a Facebook board member who secretly funded lawsuits to bring down Gawker Media, had originally explored a plan to create the …

Read More »

Billionaire Robert Mercer Revealed To Have Funded Breitbart With War Chest Parked In Offshore Tax Haven

The Guardian reports: Leaked documents and newly obtained public filings show how the billionaire Mercer family built a $60m war chest for conservative causes inside their family foundation by using an offshore investment vehicle to avoid US tax. The offshore vehicle was part of a network of companies in the Atlantic tax haven of Bermuda led by Robert Mercer, the …

Read More »

Robert Mercer Sells Breitbart Stake To Daughters And Trashes Milo After Buzzfeed Exposed Site’s Racist Ties

CNBC reports: Robert Mercer, a billionaire supporter of President Donald Trump, is stepping down as co-CEO of the quant hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, according to a memorandum to employees on Thursday. Mercer, 71, said he will leave the role on Jan. 1 but stay at the firm in a research role. He is also selling his personal stake in the …

Read More »

REPORT: Ads On Breitbart Plummet By Nearly 90%

Digiday reports: Six months ago, Breitbart was riding the wave of the election, plotting an international expansion to provide a platform to spread far-right, populist views in Europe. But today, Breitbart is facing traffic declines, advertiser blacklists, campaigns for marketers to steer clear and even a petition within Amazon for it to stop providing ad services. There were just 26 …

Read More »

LAWSUIT: Breitbart’s Owner Made Racist Comments

Bloomberg reports: Hedge fund mogul Robert Mercer, one of the biggest financial backers of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was sued by a former employee who claims he was fired for calling Mercer racist and publicly criticizing his support of Trump. The complaint by David Magerman, a research scientist who worked at Renaissance Technologies LLC for two decades, alleges he was …

Read More »

REPORT: Billionaire Breitbart Owner Secretly Helped Brexit Campaign Use “Emotional Triggers” On Facebook

The Guardian reports: The US billionaire who helped bankroll Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency played a key role in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, the Observer has learned. It has emerged that Robert Mercer, a hedge-fund billionaire, who helped to finance the Trump campaign and who was revealed this weekend as one of the owners of …

Read More »

Billionaire Trump Megadonor Revealed As Breitbart Co-Owner At Capitol Hill Press Credentials Hearing

Politico reports: Back in November, Breitbart began the process to secure official Capitol Hill credentials. On Friday, the site’s CEO, Larry Solov, appeared before the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery and revealed, for what is believed to be the first time, who owns the right-wing nationalist site that has grown exponentially in influence over the past few years. …

Read More »