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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they haven’t got you already.
― with a nod to Joseph Heller, Catch-22

1. Data Point: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Nonsense.

2. Old School: Your Basic Garden Variety Emotional Manipulation

3. Data Point: Micro-targeting

4. Data Point: Russian Bots and Bernie Bros

Love the smiles

5. Data Point: Russian Bots and Anti-Semitism.

5. WTF First Pass: A Conceptual Framework

6. Data Point: The Facebook Ads

7. WTF Second Pass: A Pause to Summarize

The apparent goal of the ads, the sources who spoke with CNN said, was to amplify political discord and fuel an atmosphere of incivility and chaos around the 2016 presidential campaign….

from DonkeyHotey/Flckr under CreativeCommons Lic

The article continues with Part 2 which looks at how and why our perception of the environment is being manipulated. Possible counter strategies, both personal and political, are listed in Part 3.


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