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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:50 AM

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

Source: Associated Press


Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Updated 11:09 pm, Monday, April 16, 2018

LONDON (AP) A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win.

University of Essex lecturer Emma Briant made the comments in explanatory essays submitted to the media committee of the U.K. Parliament as part of its inquiry into fake news. She has studied SCL Group, the conglomerate that includes Cambridge Analytica, for a decade.

Briant, who interviewed the group's employees for her academic research, submitted recordings of those discussions as well as the essays to the U.K. Electoral Commission, the Information Commissioner's Office and the committee. Her intent was to discuss "Cambridge Analytica's grossly unethical conduct enacted for profit," according to evidence released on Monday.

"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.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/UK-academic-says-data-firm-helped-Trump-campaign-12838317.php

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Reply UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #2
BigmanPigman Apr 2018 #3
SunSeeker Apr 2018 #4
truthisfreedom Apr 2018 #5
Achilleaze Apr 2018 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:57 AM

1. The BrExit agreement May negotiates needs to be ratified in a referendum of voters.


The initial vote triggering the exit was stolen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:01 AM

2. Studies show that fear is high among RW Authoritarian Follower profiles:

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:22 AM

3. That goes along with a few recent article I read

about the Moron's cult and their psychological make-up. The first trait is about loving authoritarian figures. After that they list Social Dominance Orientation, then Prejudice, etc. It is a good article.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/a-psychological-analysis-of-trump-supporters-has-uncovered-5-key-traits-about-them/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:32 AM

4. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:37 AM

5. How special.

He played America just like he sold real estate and his reality show.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:14 AM

6. Spread fear? How perfectly republican

Led by a casino hustler with five draft-deferments and a death grip on death-dealing guns, the republicans are indeed the party of fear.

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