The Cambridge Analytica scandal summarizes everything that is terribly wrong with Facebook

If you hear names like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, you’ll soon hear the name of Christopher Wylie. This 28-year-old data scientist has exploded a time bomb by confessing how the company he worked for, Cambridge Analytica, built a tool that in all likelihood helped Trump win the 2016 election.

This is what Wylie affirms, which has shelled the secrets of a scandal in which Facebook plays a fundamental role. More than 50 million Facebook profiles were collected to end up configuring psychological profiles that would later be vital to orchestrate political campaigns: messages specifically designed for certain audiences that would ultimately influence the final vote.