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Assange says WikiLeaks rejected request by data firm tied to Donald Trump

"I can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica,"Julian Assange wrote.

Nicholas Confessore | NYT 

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had rebuffed a request for help last year from the head of a data firm that worked for Donald J. Trump and is now facing congressional scrutiny. On Twitter, Mr Assange said he had been approached before the 2016 election by Alexander Nix, the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Mr Trump during the final months of the campaign. Mr Assange did not disclose what kind of help Mr Nix sought, only that he had declined the request. “I can confirm an approach by Cambridge ...

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 08:56 IST