Cambridge Analytica to “Cease Operations”

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Morat20
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    They just changed their name. They didn’t “cease” anything. A new company, doing the exact same things, employing the exact same people, owned by the exact same people, working out of the exact same office will take over.

    Although I’ve already forgotten what they named it.Report

    • Avatar Andrew Donaldson in reply to Morat20
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      Emerdata. Thus the quotation marks. There will be more coming out on this story as it isn’t just Cambridge but it’s parent company SCL also seeking immediate dissolution in UK system. Depending on which reporting you want to believe there are a lot of tentacles to this story for people to chase where they will.Report

    • Avatar Dark Matter in reply to Morat20
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      They just changed their name.

      I worked for an accountant who was fighting with the IRS over some “what is the company” issue. The IRS said they’d review what they thought the company was, the accountant replied if they didn’t find in his favor within some time frame he’d dissolve the company.

      And then yes, he’d then create a brand spanking new company with the same people doing the same thing, in the same building (he didn’t mention that part).

      So yeah, they just changed the name. Maybe burned the records of the “old” company too since clearly there’s nothing worth keeping.Report

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