Frank Rieger on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 22:44:01 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Little Atoms > Robbins > the myth that British data scientists won the election

There is one hypothesis that the various "this can all not be
true"-pieces are ignoring: It might as well be that the "trait"-based
social media manipulation techniques work best if applied to dissuade
people from going to vote, but make little difference when applied with
the goal of encouraging people to go vote for a specific candidate. This
would fit the known data.

Thanks & Greetings from Berlin,



> On 01 Feb 2017, at 17:26, nettime's_oceanic_feeling <> wrote:
> < >
> The myth that British data scientists won the election for Trump
> By Martin Robbins
> 30/01/2017
> Claims that social media data won the presidency are greatly exaggerated

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