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Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said he will unleash 1,000 horse carts, called ‘Tum-Tum’, across Bihar to take on the BJP’s high-tech ‘raths’ ahead of assembly elections.

L.K.Advani,BJP's priministrial candidate addressing the media and demanding  to bring Indian funds (rs 25,00,000 crore) illegally stashed away in secret swiss bank accountsand other tax havens around the world in the western Indian City of Mumbai on 17th March 2009.

“I will flag off 1,000 Tum-Tums for campaigning to reach out to the poorest of the poor to counter the BJP raths,” the former chief minister said here.

“We don’t have funding from the rich. So the RJD has decided to use horse power to defeat the BJP’s machine power,” he said, referring to the ‘raths’.

“Dozens of Tum-Tums will be engaged by our party for campaigning in each constituency.”

Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will take place later this year.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader said the horse carts were perfect for Bihar’s “dusty and rough roads. Tum-Tums will help us save money on petrol and diesel”.

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched the party’s high-tech ‘Parivartan Rath’ campaign for the polls by flagging off 160 GPS-fitted ‘raths’ here.

The ‘raths’ would show a video film in Hindi depicting the 15 years of “misrule” of Bihar by Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi.

(IANS)

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Cambridge Analytica has been accused of influencing the result of the United Kingdom's 2016 Brexit referendum and of the 2016 American presidential election

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Facebook was accused of leaking data to Cambridge Analytica earlier this year.
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  • Even after Cambridge Analytica’s claim that it has deleted the data
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Despite British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica’s claim that it has deleted data of over 50 million Facebook users, portions of the data is still out in the wild, the media reported.

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Facebook users’ data is still out in the open unsafe. VOA

According to a report in UK’s Channel 4 News, the cache of campaign data from a Cambridge Analytica source details 136,000 individuals in the US state of Colorado, “along with each person’s personality and psychological profile”.

“The data, which dates from 2014, was used by Cambridge Analytica to target specific messages at residents who would be most susceptible to them,” the report said.

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Cambridge Analytica had earlier claimed that it has erased the data from the public domain. The company received the user data from a Facebook app years ago that purported to be a psychological research tool, however, the firm was not authorised to have that information.

Cambridge Analytica has been accused of influencing the result of the United Kingdom’s 2016 Brexit referendum and of the 2016 American presidential election that brought Donald Trump to the White House.

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The leak has also been linked to many political scandals. AFP

In a recent appearance before British Parliament, ex-Cambridge programmer Christopher Wylie shocked delegates by stating that he had no doubt that his former employer had manipulated the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US presidential election and broken the law. IANS

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