Ep 129 THE GREAT HACK with comedian Casey Ley
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George and Casey Ley recap The Great Hack (2019). If you only heard of Cambridge Analytica but couldn’t explain what they did, this documentary lays it out plainly. Taking facebook info and targeting ads at indecisive voters was a method SCL perfected in a few countries before bringing meme warfare to the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujiam do their best following CA insider Brittany Kaiser, as well as journalists and professors trying to trace what happened to all of our personal data.
Our guest is comedian Casey Ley, who was voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by SFWeekly, national runner-up in The Advocate Magazine’s search for The Next Great Queer Comedian, and is one of the hosts of The Gay Power Half Hour podcast.
Casey performs at clubs and festivals around the country opening for Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, and Nikki Glaser. His comedy can be seen on the feature-length stand-up special “Out on Stage.”