Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: FB, Cambridge Analytica and the creation of right wing media

  1. #1
    Senior Member velvet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Online
    55 Minutes Ago @ 08:07 AM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    Northern Germany
    Subrace
    Faelid
    Country
    Germany Germany
    State
    North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
    Gender
    Age
    45
    Zodiac Sign
    Sagittarius
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    Pestilent Supremacy
    Politics
    Blut und Boden
    Religion
    Fimbulwinter
    Posts
    4,753
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    924
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,073
    Thanked in
    443 Posts

    FB, Cambridge Analytica and the creation of right wing media

    So here is a quick summary of what’s going on:

    Robert Mercer is a mysterious billionaire, an early developer in the technology of artificial intelligence, a former CEO of hedge fund firm Renaissance Technologies and the chief financier of Breitbart. He stepped away from Breitbart and Renaissance Technologies in 2017 when a lawsuit exposed some of his extremely right wing views that he had shared with colleagues and employees.

    Robert Mercer invested in Breitbart with money from his own personal fortune and some from the Koch Brothers, via an investment arm called G.A.I. G.A.I was ran by Mercer ally and ex Goldman Sachs exec Steve Bannon, whose films Mercer has also financed. Steve Bannon goes on to become chief editor of Breitbart when Andrew Breitbart dies and later campaign manager and a top aide to President Trump. Mercer is the main financier of Breitbart. In the White House Bannon is flanked by his protégé Stephen Millar and Mercer loyalist Kellyanne Conway. The Panama Papers reveal Breitbart avoids tax by using offshore accounting methods which does not, on the surface, appear terribly patriotic. The Breitbart London office was set up by Steve Bannon to help UKIP. Nigel Farage and Robert Mercer have been friends for years.

    Mercer sets up Cambridge Analytica with friend of the British Royal family and Mi5 spy Nigel Oakes in 2012 by merging with British Military Psy-Ops firm SCL, a company that boasts of using psychological means to get behavioural change in populations and claims to be able to dictate the results of elections.
    Cambridge Analytica/SCL has board members that include British Intelligence, British Psychological Warfare specialists, weapons manufacturers, friends and relatives of the Queen, ex Special forces, ex US Marines and a plethora of right wing Lords, Tory MPs and elites with links to the British establishment. They boast of overthrowing governments and altering the outcome of elections in over 100 countries by microtargeting, spreading propaganda and leveraging false enemies. Its clients include the MOD, DOD, US Government, UK Government and NATO. They have board connection with other nongovernmental agencies such as the mercenary army Blackwater and panopticon data mining firm Palantir ran by CIA affiliated Peter Theil. The methods of SCL and Cambridge Analytica are under export control by the British Government and are considered a psychological weapon that has to get approval from the British Government before being deployed.

    Their main tactic in recent electoral campaigns in Africa, America and Europe was to heighten fears of Islam with fake campaigns “leveraging a fake enemy” and hyping up problems that didn’t exist or grossly exaggerating existing concerns with propaganda and scare tactics. They steal thousands of data points, personal messages and interactions and apply their military psychological warfare tactics and A.I. algorithms to determine what makes you tick and more importantly what makes you angry. They then personalise their approach to specific targets and bombard them with stories that would guarantee to press their buttons. They bombard you with personalised advertising campaigns and sock puppet accounts that coerce you into a particular train of thought. They started using quizzes on social media to test the psychological effectiveness and marketing power of phrases such as “Drain the swamp”, “Build the wall” and “Deep State” as early as 2014 so that their candidate could utilise this branding and create a favourable image (whoever they might be – at this point is was Ted Cruz).

    Professor Emma Briant of Essex University has been studying the actions of Cambridge Analytica and stated:

    “Using (Cambridge Analytica’s) media strategy, Trump’s false racist and Islamophobic comments, resentment and fear were deployed where they would be most effective — mobilizing swing state audiences, using voters’ personal data to monitor them, and using psychological profiling to manipulate their emotional responses en masse,” Briant wrote.
    https://neilsandersmindcontrol.com/i...ght-wing-media
    Ein Leben ist nichts, deine Sprosse sind alles
    Aller Sturm nimmt nichts, weil dein Wurzelgriff zu stark ist
    und endet meine Frist, weiss ich dass du noch da bist
    Gefürchtet von der Zeit, mein Baum, mein Stamm in Ewigkeit

    my signature

  2. #2
    Senior Member velvet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Online
    55 Minutes Ago @ 08:07 AM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    Northern Germany
    Subrace
    Faelid
    Country
    Germany Germany
    State
    North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
    Gender
    Age
    45
    Zodiac Sign
    Sagittarius
    Family
    Married
    Occupation
    Pestilent Supremacy
    Politics
    Blut und Boden
    Religion
    Fimbulwinter
    Posts
    4,753
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    924
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,073
    Thanked in
    443 Posts
    #QuitFacebook!


    Facebook Isn’t Sorry — It Just Wants Your Data

    Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.

    On Monday morning Facebook revealed a new gadget — a voice-activated video chat tablet with an always-listening microphone and camera for your living room or kitchen that can detect when you are in your own house. This in-home panopticon is called Facebook Portal, and its debut comes at what might seem like an inopportune time for the company — days after a Gizmodo report revealed it was harvesting two-factor authentication numbers; less than 10 days after it revealed that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users (and left 40 million more vulnerable); and barely six months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to explain how it let Cambridge Analytica acquire the private information of up to 87 million users without consent to be used for psychographic profiling.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ants-your-data
    Ein Leben ist nichts, deine Sprosse sind alles
    Aller Sturm nimmt nichts, weil dein Wurzelgriff zu stark ist
    und endet meine Frist, weiss ich dass du noch da bist
    Gefürchtet von der Zeit, mein Baum, mein Stamm in Ewigkeit

    my signature

Similar Threads

  1. Why the Media is in a Never-Ending Hunt for Right-wing Violence
    By Nachtengel in forum Articles & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, 06:27 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 02:21 PM
  3. Police Raid Apartments Over ‘Right-Wing’ Social Media Posts
    By Nachtengel in forum The German Countries
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, 09:04 PM
  4. National Socialism: a Right-Wing or Left-Wing Ideology?
    By Dagna in forum Political Theory
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: Friday, March 6th, 2009, 05:13 PM
  5. Cambridge Study on Personality Variance by Region
    By SwordOfTheVistula in forum The United States
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Saturday, September 13th, 2008, 06:33 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •