Notice how quiet NIMBIES are after this City election? Again they advanced a twisted message and dirty deeds-- mission accomplished.
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|Decades of NIMBY tactics.|
|City progress loses again.|
The New York Times/Technology/John Markoff, 11/17/16. "Automated pro-Trump bots overwhelmed pro-Clinton Messages, researchers say."
"SAN FRANCISCO — An automated army of pro-Donald J. Trump chatbots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton five to one in the days leading up to the presidential election, according to a report published Thursday by researchers at Oxford University. The chatbots — basic software programs with a bit of artificial intelligence and rudimentary communication skills — would send messages on Twitter based on a topic, usually defined on the social network by a word preceded by a hashtag symbol, like #Clinton.
Their purpose: to rant, confuse people on facts, or simply muddy discussions, said Philip N. Howard, a sociologist at the Oxford Internet Institute and one of the authors of the report. If you were looking for a real debate of the issues, you weren’t going to find it with a chatbot. 'They’re yelling fools,' Dr. Howard said. 'And a lot of what they pass around is false news.'
.... However, there was evidence that the mystery chatbots were part of an organized effort. .... After the election, the bot traffic declined rapidly, with the exception of some pro-Trump programs that gloated, 'We won and you lost,' Dr. Howard said. .... The researchers have coined the term “computational propaganda” to describe the explosion of deceptive social media campaigns on services like Facebook and Twitter." Read article.
Note photograph/graphics. Left: thumbs down from Blind Gossip. Confused image from Doubtful News, "Facebook and Pseudo-news: Oh, what influence it has!" Right: trumps down Liberty News, thumbs down Beta News.
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