FILE - A Sunday, March 25, 2018 file photo shows an advertisement in The New York Times is displayed, in New York. University of Essex lecturer and propaganda expert Emma Briant says Cambridge Analytica helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win.
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Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK
(Associated Press) - April 18, 2018 - 1:39am

LONDON — The chair of the British Parliament's media committee says that Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he will no longer testify at an upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office.

Nix had been recalled by the committee to testify Wednesday following testimony by whistleblower Christopher Wylie on the use of data mine from some 87 million Facebook users in the campaign for Donald Trump's presidential election.

Committee chair Damian Collins rejected Nix's reason for not appearing, as he has not "not been charged with any criminal offence and there is no active legal proceedings."

Collins says yesterday that the committee "is minded to issue a formal summons for him to appear on a named day in the very near future."

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