Cambridge Analytica Founder Alexander Nix Abruptly Cancels Controversial Cannes Appearance

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Cambridge Analytica disbanded after it was involved in the exposure of more than 80 million Facebook users' personal data. Getty Images

Alexander Nix, co-founder of defunct polling firm Cambridge Analytica who had been scheduled to speak at Cannes on Thursday evening, has pulled out of the event after controversy over his appearance reached a boiling point.

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