Cambridge Analytica, a data company backed by Republican donor Robert Mercer and headed by Steve Bannon, harvested private information from almost 50 million Facebook users without their permission to develop and exploit psychological profiles in the 2016 U.S. election.
Also this hour: Connecticut has the only law in the nation to address the underreporting of animal abuse. Before the law, almost 80 percent of animal abuse cases were dismissed and long-term data was not kept. That data is essential to assist the FBI's investigation into links between animal abuse and gun violence.
Lastly, the phone booth is coming back!
- Gabriel Dance - Deputy Investigative Editor, New York Times and former managing editor of The Marshall Project
- Diana Urban - Democratic state Representative for Connecticut's 43rd District serving North Stonington and Stonington
- Jessica Rubin - Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of UConn Law School’s Legal Practice Program
- Dodai Stewart - Freelance editor and writer
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.