Aleksandr Kogan, the app developer at the center of Facebook’s data privacy scandal with consultancy , and his firm Global Science Research (GSR) were sold data by Twitter in 2015, the Telegraph reports.
“GSR did have one-time API access to a random sample of public tweets for a five-month period from December 2014 to April 2015,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement to CNET on Monday. Twitter conducted an internal review and did not find any private data about its users had been accessed.
is at the heart of a scandal that’s stirred up two national governments and Facebook, the world’s largest social network. the UK-based political data analysis firm last month, saying .
Cambridge Analytica also stated on Twitter it had never received Twitter data from Aleksandr Kogan or GSR.