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‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower | News | The Guardian
Its expertise was in “psychological operations” – or psyops – changing people’s minds not through persuasion but through “informational dominance”, a set of techniques that includes rumour, disinformation and fake news.

He believes in the whole Andrew Breitbart doctrine that politics is downstream from culture, so to change politics you need to change culture. And fashion trends are a useful proxy for that. Trump is like a pair of Uggs, or Crocs, basically. So how do you get from people thinking ‘Ugh. Totally ugly’ to the moment when everyone is wearing them? That was the inflection point he was looking for.”

a new kind of political message-targeting based on an influential and groundbreaking 2014 paper researched at Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre, called: “Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans”.
politics  algorithm  media 
1 hour ago by robertocarroll
Bad News Or No News | Simple Justice
Newspapers aren’t great sources of facts anymore. And they’re also bad business, no longer our necessary go-to source if we want to stay abreast of the important happenings of our world. But without them, no one will gather facts, cover the mundane things that provide the foundation of knowledge for our ability to make critical assessments about our world.
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4 hours ago by atbradley
7 Invaluable Marketing Skills That Help Teams Produce Consistently Great Content
In speaking with thousands of marketers and businesses over the past several years, we’ve learned that marketing has an incredible potential to impact people’s lives. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  copywriting  marketing  social  media 
6 hours ago by hansdorsch
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list of irc & usenet search engines
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8 hours ago by Spark
How to Design Instagram Stories: 7 Tips to Wow Your Audience!
Want to design Instagram Stories that wow your followers? It’s not as easy as it looks! If you want to design Instagram Stories that catch the attention of your followers (and make your brand look great), you’ll need to use all the features at your fingertips. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  fahrradio  instagram  social  media 
9 hours ago by hansdorsch
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach | News | The Guardian
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters• How Cambridge Analytica’s algorithms turned ‘likes’ into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trum
facebook  politics  privacy  social  media 
10 hours ago by jeffhammond

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