The Brexit financier Arron Banks sent out a legit threat to Netflix. Arron reasoned it on the basis of his concerns regarding untrue and malicious accusations in the forthcoming documentary The Great Hack.
Furthermore, the Oscar-nominated duo Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer is executing the film. And the upcoming documentary excavates into the 2018 Cambridge Analytica Scandal.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal and Arron Banks
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal was a crucial political scandal of 2018. It brought to light the fact that Cambridge Analytica had garnered personal data of millions of Facebook users without their sanction. Moreover, that data was used for the sole reason of political advertisement.
It was a major turning point in the understandings of personal data by the public. And hence, led to a drastic collapse in Facebook’s stock prices. Further, calling out for stricter directives on the data handling by the Tech giants.
The prime journalist of the scandal Carole Cardwalladr led the investigations and delineated the data used by the Brexit campaigners. Hence, the documentary will outline the targeted marketing in the win up to 2016’s EU referendum. Nevertheless, Cardwalladr did tweet about the whole ongoing situation.
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) July 20, 2019
Arron Banks was the big name behind the finances of the Brexit Campaign. Reportedly, he gave out the legal threat without having seen the movie as yet.
Brexit Campaigners on The Great Hack
Reportedly Arron Bank’s legal firm Kingsley Napley, his company Eldon Insurance and Leave.EU has sent a legal notice to Netflix. The notice states their concerns regarding the untrue accusations by Cadwalladr portrayed in the film.
They have also warned Netflix that any such thing will lead to a legal battle. Yet, the people seem to be supportive of Netflix in this game.
The more people who know about this the better. Spread it wide please. If @Arron_banks wants to continue to try to intimidate journalists, he deserves nothing more. #streisandeffect https://t.co/YJwq6WuGqr
— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) July 20, 2019
However, the film’s director Amer founded it ridiculous. He felt disappointed as Banks and his attorneys did not even wait to see the film on 24th July. And in his response for the same Amer has accepted to defend his film if something is not as per them.
Nevertheless, he might just invite Arron Banks on the film’s premiere night. Furthermore, the trailer of the film is quite appealing too.
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