Is this related to the disclosures in Great Britain about Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the 2016 election disinformation campaign that was run by ......Brad Pascale?
Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as Deterrence' by Trump campaign " voters they wanted to stay home on election day
Tonight, civil rights campaigners said the evidence amounted to a new form of voter "suppression" and called on Facebook to disclose ads and targeting information that has never been made public.
The Deterrence' project can be revealed after Channel 4 News obtained the database used by Trump's digital campaign team " credited with helping deliver his shock victory to become president four years ago.
Vast in scale, it contains details on almost 200 million Americans, among more than 5,000 files, which together amass almost 5 terabytes of data " making it one of the biggest leaks in history.
It reveals not only the huge amounts of data held on every individual voter, but how that data was used and manipulated by models and algorithms.
In 16 key battleground states, millions of Americans were separated by an algorithm into one of eight categories, also described as audiences', so they could then be targeted with tailored ads on Facebook and other platforms.
In Georgia, despite Black people constituting 32% of the population, they made up 61% of the Deterrence' category. In North Carolina, Black people are 22% of the population but were 46% of Deterrence'. In Wisconsin, Black people constitute just 5.4% of the population but made up 17% of Deterrence'.