Category Archives: Propaganda Methods

CNBC editorial labels Facebook "dangerous"

  • The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal makes it clear that we must regulate social media platforms.
  • We can regulate Facebook and other social media without impinging on the First Amendment.
  • We can use the banking industry as road map for regulating Facebook.

Source: Facebook must be regulated without ‘endangering the First Amendment’

Getting close to deleting Facebook #Facebook

Are you angry yet?

“At Cambridge,” he said, “we were able to form a model to predict the personality of every single adult in the United States of America.” … Ad targeting is personalized advertising, aligned as accurately as possible to the personality of an individual consumer.
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Cambridge Analytica buys personal data from a range of different sources, like land registries, automotive data, shopping data, bonus cards, club memberships, what magazines you read, what churches you attend.

Source: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard
The sole purpose of Cambridge Analytica and hundreds of other firms is mind control.
The sole purpose of Facebook is spying and dissemination of propaganda. See how our online data is combined (what I have been saying for some time) with offline data collected by others and the detailed location history provided by our pocketable tracking systems (smart phones). This level of surveillance of entire populations is unprecedented.
At this point in time, their ability to control us is over rated. Several people in the know now say that pscyhographic profiling does not work very well. But this will improve over time.
The leads to Facebook being one of the most dangerous organizations in history, with the means to have spied, in detail, on one third of the world’s population (so far) – and then provide the platform for propagandizing everyone to adopt someone’s agenda.
Zuckerberg has been and is being reckless. He has used numerous psychological tricks to get us to voluntarily give up our information (never, ever click Like – that is a trick and a trap) and then sells it or gives it away to others to be used to manipulate us. All the while, most people were unaware of how Zuckerberg and his team have been controlling us.

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook spying story was first published 28 MONTHS AGO

 
FIRST PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER 16, 2016 IN GERMAN IN DAS MAGAZIN.
PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH ON JANUARY 28, 2017 IN MOTHERBOARD:

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

Source: The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard
Good God. The U.S. media is so full itself that it missed this story in broad daylight since January 2017.  Quite frankly, U.S. media has rendered itself utterly useless.
Guess I need to be reading Motherboard. They had the story more than a year ago.
 

True: Social media is a threat to democracy

Underlying the furor surrounding the use of illicitly obtained Facebook data in the 2016 presidential campaign is the rise of what one expert calls “mass micro persuasion.” Campaigns are growing ever more sophisticated in sifting vast amounts of social media and voting data to tailor political messages to individuals.

Source: New concern in social media age: profiling as a threat to democracy
mass micro persuasion” – propaganda used to be messaging directed to groups to persuade all to adopt someone else’s agenda. With social media, we can direct propaganda crafted to the individual.