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Aleksandr Kogan


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Aleksandr Kogan, who has also briefly used the name Dr Spectre, is an American data scientist, who is known for having developed the app that allowed Cambridge Analytica to collect personal details of 80 million Facebook users. He worked as a research associate at the University of Cambridge.


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