Former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, at centre of Facebook data-mining scandal, appears before Commons fake news inquiry

Nix is asked about whistleblower Chris Wylie, and his involvement in linking Cambridge Analytica to AIQ. Nix responds by pulling Wylie further in, noting that he was heavily involved in everything the company was doing to data at that point.

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Elliott now follows up with a question about some leaked AIQ source code, which was accidentally kept public and discovered in April. Nix notes that the leak was Aggregate IQ, not Cambridge Analytica.

“The confusion seems to be that this codebase was the same as the data on the platform… my understanding is that the codebase contained to the platform. There is no correlation between the codebase for the platform and the data that went in it.” He explains further with an odd metaphor about building a car.

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