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Granted: Kogan was the more senior of the two. I suspect Chancellor was his student at Cambridge. But the pair founded the company together. And this was the company that harvested the 50m Facebook profiles for Cambridge Analytica.
Global Science Research had two founder directors. Facebook has branded one (Aleksandr Kogan) a liar, implicated him in “fraud” and banned him from Facebook. The other is Joseph Chancellor, who was hired by Facebook a year after the breach and still works there now.
Two days after asking Facebook about why it hired the director of the SAME COMPANY that harvested the Cambridge Analytica data, I’ve still not had an answer. I’ve been told the situation is “complicated”. 
This brilliant analysis from @alexismadrigal puts the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in context – and explains why it could be the tip of the iceberg. 
Joseph Chancellor was the co-director of the company that harvested the 50 million Facebook profiles for Cambridge Analytica. He founded Global Science Research with Aleksandr Kogan in 2014. Now works as a researcher and psychologist...for Facebook. 
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