2018/11/17: The American investigations into foreign interference in Trump’s election, and British probes into Brexit, have increasingly become interwoven.
The possibility that both Brexit and the Trump campaign simultaneously relied upon the same social-media company and its transgressive tactics, as well as some of the same advisers, to further far-right nationalist campaigns, set off alarm bells on both sides of the Atlantic.
Damian Collins, a member of Parliament, and chair of its Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which held an inquiry into fake news, told the Observer, which has broken much of the news about Cambridge Analytica in the U.K., that the new e-mails “suggest that the role of Bannon and Mercer is far deeper and more complex than we realised.
There’s a big question about whether Mercer’s money was used in the Brexit campaign and it absolutely underscores why Britain needs a proper Mueller-style investigation. There are direct links between the political movements behind Brexit and Trump. We’ve got to recognise the bigger picture here. This is being coordinated across national borders by very wealthy people in a way we haven’t seen before."
A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
It's a confusing and complicated story, and also not well-reported. The bottom-line is that this is the tip of a very large iceberg. Its nature and scope of must be understood, now.
Il micro-targeting usato solitamente per le pubblicità e la psicometria funzionano se applicati alla politica?
By Micah L. Sifry - The NationThe problem is bigger than FacebookIn the summer of 2012, a group of scholars at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania led by
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Ormai sono giorni che non si fa che parlare del caso Cambridge Analytica legato alle scorse elezioni americane, questa la sintesi estrema di quanto successo con qualche considerazione da "addetto ai lavori".
Dopo il caso Cambridge Analytica, il punto di vista di uno scienziato di computational social science. E' davvero possibile manipolare il comportamento elettorale attraverso una strategia basata su dati e veicolata tramite piattaforme social? E' perché sarebbero monipolabili soprattutto i populisti? Prime parziali risposte