Scandals are rife in Silicon Valley and its greatest minds not as popular as when they first created some of the world’s most impressive technology. Jordan Erica Webber asks why

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In March 2018, a whistleblower called Christopher Wylie revealed to the Observer that a company called Cambridge Analytica had used personal information harvested from Facebook to target voters with personalised political advertisements. The story was so huge that it triggered a movement represented by the hashtag #DeleteFacebook, which garnered support from big names like WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton, SpaceX and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, and even Playboy.

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