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‘Did Cambridge Analytica sway Indian voters?’

CAPITAL PROBLEMS: Cambridge Analytica has been caught up in a privacy controversy which has now spread to India, with Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi trading charges (Photo by: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

THE fallout over personal data harvested from social media networks reached India as the country set a deadline of Saturday (31) for British firm Cambridge Analytica to respond to questions concerning whether it improperly gathered Facebook data on Indian citizens. India will hold its general election in 2019 and the country’s information technology minister has warned against any abuse of social media, following reports that the company improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target US voters. “The fairness of Indian democracy and electoral process is a matter of pride and any attempt to influence the sanctity of…

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