A data firm which worked for the campaign of US President Donald Trump recently filed paperwork showing it helped spread negative information about Qatar at the behest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), NBC News reported on Thursday.
According to the agency, SCL Social Limited, which is the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, filed documents with the US Justice Department's Foreign Agents Registration Unit showing that the United Arab Emirates paid it $333,000 for a social media campaign against Qatar.
Media reports indicate the contract included the creation of advertisements for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other sites. The network said that SCL Ltd. had broadcast negative announcements about Qatar during the United Nations General Assembly in September. (tnn)