🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Data Harvesters” | The New York Times

Listened ‘The Daily’: The Data Harvesters by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com
A young Canadian data expert came up with a plan to harvest people’s personal data off Facebook, and to use that information to influence their voting.



On today’s episode:
• Matthew Rosenberg, a New York Times reporter in Washington.
Background reading:
• Consultants for the Trump campaign exploited the Facebook data of 50 million people.
• Cambridge Analytica offered to entrap politicians through seduction or bribery.
• How researchers use Facebook “likes” to sway your thinking.

A fantastic overview of the background for the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story.

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A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton | The New York Times

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Results of the U.S. electoral vote.

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