Cambridge Analytica declared bankruptcy last month, but it's not like all its evil masterminds joined a Buddhist monastery -- they've started a new company Data Propria, helmed by Cambridge Analytica alum Matt Oczkowski, who bragged in public that he and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale were "doing the president’s work for 2020."
Neither Oczkowski nor Parscale immediately responded to Ars’ request for comment on Twitter. Oczkowski "denied a link to the Trump campaign, but acknowledged that his new firm has agreed to do 2018 campaign work for the Republican National Committee," according to the AP.
"Oczkowski had previously told the AP the firm had no intention of seeking political clients," the news service wrote. "After being informed the AP had overheard him directly discussing campaign work, he said his young company had changed course and that whatever he’d said about the 2020 campaign would have been speculative."
Data Propria was only founded on February 1, 2018, according to its incorporation filings and its own May 2018 press release issued by its parent company, CloudCommerce. According to the AP, three of Data Propria's 10 staffers are ex-employees of Cambridge Analytica.
AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers [Jeff Horwitz/AP]
Data Propria, run by Cambridge Analytica alumni, working on Trump 2020 campaign [Cyrus Farivar/Ars Technica]
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