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Weaponizing Data – Cambridge Analytica


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    There’s ton of stuff out there once you start looking,

    what’s most distressing to witness is how little of it reaches prime time and the thoughts of the voters.

    I wound up listening to this the other day.  Really really scare shit, the future looks darker all the time.  But we do have today.

    The Weaponization of Data: Cambridge Analytica, Information Warfare & the 2016 Election of Trump

    https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/10/defense_contractors_are_using_a_new

    Then I find out they’ve done an entire series

    More from this Interview with Amy Goodman at Democracy NOW.org:
    Part 1: Meet Brittany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Releasing Troves of New Files from Data Firm
    Part 2: “The Great Hack”: Big Data Firms Helped Sway the 2016 Election. Could It Happen Again in 2020?
    Part 3: Propaganda Machine: The Military Roots of Cambridge Analytica’s Psychological Manipulation of Voters
    Part 4: Facebook Is a Crime Scene: “The Great Hack” Documentary Details Big Data’s Threat to Democracy
    Part 5: “Democracy For Sale”: Cambridge Analytica & Big Tech’s History of Manipulating Elections
    Part 6: The Weaponization of Data: Cambridge Analytica, Information Warfare & the 2016 Election of Trump

    GUESTS
    Emma Briant visiting research associate in human rights at Bard College who specializes in researching propaganda. Her upcoming book is titled Propaganda Machine: Inside Cambridge Analytica and the Digital Influence Industry.

    Karim Amerco-director of The Great Hack, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award.

    Brittany Kaisera Cambridge Analytica whistleblower who is featured in the documentary The Great Hack. Her book is titled Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower’s Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and Facebook Broke Democracy and How It Can Happen Again.

    Jehane Noujaimco-director of The Great Hack, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. Her previous films include The Square and Control Room.

     

     

    #318750
    @write4u
    Participant

    Weaponizing information.

    In view that everything we know is based on information, this is a truly worrysome trend. When you can no longer rely on the veracity of what passes as news, this beomes a very messy world of “held beliefs”.

    #318762
    @timb
    Participant

    As we have entered the New Age of Lies, we are going to have to figure out a way to stay ahead of the lies and to help others do so, as well.

    Lying is an easy tactic for those seeking power over others.  Technologies are advancing all the time that can make lies more and more effective.  And people seem to be becoming more and more open to and full bore acceptance of lies.

    Also, now there are “deep fakes” that may soon be very difficult to detect. The prospect of using deep fakes to effect the beliefs of the masses (or select portions of the populace) must have purveyors of propaganda in a state of eager anticipation.

    #318776

    Oh yeah, the really spooky times are just starting:

     

    Fake, manipulated videos are on the rise — are we ready for this media jungle?
    BY ADAM CHIARA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/25/18

    https://thehill com/opinion/technology/380170-fake-manipulated-videos-are-on-the-rise-are-we-ready-for-this-media-jungle

     

    SEEING ISN’T BELIEVING
    The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video

    The Internet is increasingly populated with false and misleading videos. These videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and everyday users — are viewed by millions. The Fact Checker set out to develop a universal language to label manipulated video and hold creators and sharers of this misinformation accountable. We have found three main ways video is being altered: footage taken out of context, deceptively edited or deliberately altered. These categories are further broken down into subcategories, which are shown below. …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/fact-checker/manipulated-video-guide/

     

    What You Need To Know About Fake Video, Audio And The 2020 Election
    September 2, 2019

    https://www  npr  org/2019/09/02/754415386/what-you-need-to-know-about-fake-video-audio-and-the-2020-election

     

    #318859
    @timb
    Participant

    But we don’t really need new technologies to be fooled.  The Russians are repeating their same old tactics that worked in 2016.  A story out yesterday that the Russkies hacked in to the Ukraine Company that Hunter Biden was on the board of.  Now they can weaponize any scrap of info that they find that might be loosely relevant and release the part true and  part targeted lie, at the right time to effect the 2020 election, just as they did in 2016.

    #319147
    @timb
    Participant

    This fake of Epstein’s head on the body of Schiff’s dad has been circulated.  Below is a picture of Epstein’s head on his own body, iow, NOT a fake photograph..

    Here’s another fake:

    These 2 did not shake hands, but the following two, pictured below, did, and according to T rump, they also fell in love.

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