British MPs for Analytica probe

British MPs for Analytica probe


Lawmakers in Britain have called on the government to investigate 'disturbing evidence' of election-related activities by companies linked to the data mining firm SCL Group, the parent group of London-based Cambridge Analytica, in countries like India.

Cambridge Analytica faces a CBI probe on whether it illegally sourced Indian voters' personal information to influence campaigns. Britain's cross-party House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said in an interim report that it was concerned about allegations that SCL-linked companies had undermined democracies in many countries by the 'active manipulation'.

The committee had earlier carried out an investigation into 'disinformation and fake news' after the Analytica scandal. 'The work of SCL and its associates in foreign countries involved unethical and dangerous work, and we have heard worrying accounts of SCL employees being put in grave danger,' the report said.