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Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Scout | The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Scout is a community exploring the social implications of technology through reporting, science fiction, and foresight
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Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The secret weapon of the Trump campaign: his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who created a stealth data machine that leveraged social media and ran like a Silicon Valley startup. The inside story of the biggest upset in modern political history.
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"Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, helped design the Clinton campaign's technology system"

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How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril
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Big Data and Analytics as Part of the Political Process | US democrats on data-driven politics

Big Data and Analytics as Part of the Political Process | US democrats on data-driven politics | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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The Definitive Story of How President Obama Mined Voter Data to Win A Second Term | MIT Technology Review

The Definitive Story of How President Obama Mined Voter Data to Win A Second Term | MIT Technology Review | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
How President Obama’s campaign used big data to rally individual voters.
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Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech

Leaked emails show Eric Schmidt played a crucial role in Team Hillary's election tech | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
"I met with Eric Schmidt tonight,"  John Podesta, the longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, told campaign manager-in-waiting Robby Mook in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton announced her candidacy for president. The e-mail, stolen by Russian hackers and published by Wikileaks, details the billionaire Alphabet chairman's interest in backing Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential run: "He's ready t
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And, by the way, Clinton and Schmidt foundation exchange their CEO! http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/01/18/ex-clinton-foundation-ceo-to-head-eric-schmidt.html

 

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No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election

No, Big Data Didn't Win the U.S. Election | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Don't believe the hype that a U.K. company deserves credit for Donald Trump's victory.
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In the Next Federal Election Big Data Will Make the Difference

In the Next Federal Election Big Data Will Make the Difference | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
This year marks the 42nd Canadian federal election. In the current political context, it is generally understood that information is power. However, this data is only made powerful when it can be properly cultivated, analyzed and shared with people w...
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Forget Big Data, the Value Is in 'Big Answers'

Forget Big Data, the Value Is in 'Big Answers' | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The CTO of Barack Obama's reelection campaign says we need to stop worrying about big data and turn our attention instead to the 'big answers' the data provides.
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In short, the Republicans used analytics to prove they were ahead, while the Obama campaign used analytics to assure it would win. The Republicans focused on the election date, while Reed focused on the achieving the desired result.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:45 PM

In short, the Republicans used analytics to prove they were ahead, while the Obama campaign used analytics to assure it would win. The Republicans focused on the election date, while Reed focused on the achieving the desired result.

Luc Gauvreau's comment, March 17, 2013 7:05 PM
Before Big Answers, it will be usefull to have Big Questions: what do we want to know? It's The Big Question. Now, very often, we ask to Big Data the same questions that we ask before, to "small data". It coulb be usefull, and we have to do it. For now, we lack of questions, not data. Big Answer have to wait that we find Bis Questions...
Pierre Levy's comment, March 17, 2013 7:31 PM
@Luc So true!