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Did you guys watch the documentary "The great hack" - 07-31-2019, 03:11 PM

If you havent', you should.

As a fairly impartial, outside observer of this forum, and US politics in general I've seen an extreme polarisation of the entire political debate in general and this forum in particular. I can't help but think that peoples intense use of social media and the very professional campaigns, targeting peoples specific fears and desires are having a rather profound effect...I know that similar campaigns are being used all over the world, but nowhere as intense as in the US, excluding dictatorships, naturally.

The documentary gives an outline of the methods of Cambridge Analytica and their roles in Brexit and the Trump campaign. Though they were probably more of a factor than any other in these political matters, it seems to have been largely forgotten, in favour of obvious "noise" from non issues and disinformation. Naturally, this is an ongoing process, which is likely taken over by another firm or goverment entity.

If you're not allready paranoid, this may be the thing that pushes you over the edge.

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07-31-2019, 03:23 PM

Cambridge Analytica is (well, was) a piker compared to the political influence Google and Facebook.


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07-31-2019, 03:32 PM

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Cambridge Analytica is (well, was) a piker compared to the political influence Google and Facebook.
I encourage you to watch the documentary. Pay special attention to their own material, highlighting their methods in other countries, especially Trinidad. It's bone-chilling. This is an excerpt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zLoL40cvn4

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08-01-2019, 03:05 AM

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If you havent', you should.

As a fairly impartial, outside observer of this forum, and US politics in general I've
seen an extreme polarisation of the entire political debate in general and this forum in
particular. I can't help but think that peoples intense use of social media and the very
professional campaigns, targeting peoples specific fears and desires are having a
rather profound effect...I know that similar campaigns are being used all over the
world, but nowhere as intense as in the US, excluding dictatorships, naturally.

The documentary gives an outline of the methods of Cambridge Analytica and their
roles in Brexit and the Trump campaign. Though they were probably more of a factor
than any other in these political matters, it seems to have been largely forgotten, in
favour of obvious "noise" from non issues and disinformation. Naturally, this is an
ongoing process, which is likely taken over by another firm or goverment entity.

If you're not allready paranoid, this may be the thing that pushes you over the edge.

Ah. Who would have guessed Cambridge Analytica?

Had your private Ox gored recently?


  
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Cambridge Analytica is (well, was) a piker compared to the political influence Google and Facebook.
Not the type of thing you'd want to read. This is what gets the other side mad. Don't you worry your little Right wing head about it.


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Ah. Who would have guessed Cambridge Analytica?

Had your private Ox gored recently?


Not the type of thing you'd want to read. This is what gets the other side mad. Don't you worry your little Right wing head about it.


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08-01-2019, 09:14 AM

I've watched about an hour so far on Netflix on Monday, and I haven't gone back to finish it up so far. I'll get to it soon.


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10-16-2019, 05:03 AM

I came across the trumping democracy documentary by chance where they explain what cambridge anaylitica did
Mind blowing for those prone to being paranoid


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