Data row: Whistleblower tweets details of Cambridge Analytica's India activities for various parties
Cambridge Analytica, the company accused of massive data breach, worked on Indian political campaigns for years and also provided caste analysis for various parties, reveals a document released on Wednesday. The explosive details were tweeted by Christopher Wylie
, the whistleblower who exposed the role of Cambridge Analytica in data breach affecting 50 million Facebook users earlier this month. The document suggests that firm's parent company, Strategic Communications Limited (SCL), conducted behavioral research and polling for at least six state elections in India between 2003 and 2012, including the 2009 national election. The firm worked for many parties, but Janata Dal United is the only one that is named. Wylie said the firm's work in India was "what modern colonialism looks like."