#GlobalNews: “B.C. agency AggregateIQ denies deceptive probe into Facebook knowledge scandal ” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada
OTTAWA — A senior government of a B.C.-based know-how agency is denying accusations from MPs that the corporate misled a probe of Canadian connections to a world Facebook knowledge controversy.
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Jeff Silvester of AggregateIQ says the Victoria firm did nothing incorrect when it helped teams pushing for the U.Okay. to go away the European Union with internet advertising campaigns in the course of the 2016 Brexit referendum.
The firm has been accused of mendacity to MPs on two separate events — first from whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, and later from a safety researcher.
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Silvester is asking Wylie’s accusations that the corporate was concerned in criminal activity astonishing, and says AggregateIQ has been totally clear with the Commons ethics and privateness committee.
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AggregateIQ CEO Zack Massingham, who had been scheduled to testify, didn’t seem because of unspecified well being causes — leaving committee members considering whether or not to carry him in contempt of Parliament.
Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-06-12 13:55:13, as ‘B.C. agency AggregateIQ denies deceptive probe into Facebook knowledge scandal