Elections and democracy

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Technically we are in a democracy, but the democracy level in this techno era is quickly diminishing

How can normal people get their news right.

The is news – represented by what the media want you to believe – and that is clear.

There is the alt (alternative) news – that is wht someone like Trump want to amke you believe. Sometime it is even true or close to it, even if it sound conspiratorial.

For example, Trump accuses obama to have wiretapped him. Probably not true, but President Obama did pass a low at the start of January 17 (!!) that allows the NSA (which collects all data) to share freely information with 16 different agency (and you bet, specially in EPA, you will found someone that hates Trump and leaks)…and this has really been done to harm Trump.

There is the fake news. But who decide what is fake. I imagine the Nazis would have classified a lot of news (such as the Jewish concentration camp existing) as fake. This is scary and can easily be manipulated (again President Obama gave a strange Present, on 26 December 17, of authorizing the prosecution of fake news editors).

Then there are the old style smear campaigns…like Le Pen losing the immunity  for a 2015 tweet about Islamic State just the month before the French election.

And then there is…astroturfing.

Astroturfing is the attempt to create an impression of widespread grassroots support for a policy, individual, or product, where little such support exists. Multiple online identities and fake pressure groups are used to mislead the public into believing that the position of the astroturfer is the commonly held view.

Practically they are robots codes that you find the net.

There are three main types.

One that just repeat (sometime with variation) a message…so it appears than an idea has much more following than in reality.

One than works as denial service…it goes against a tweet or a code and denies it’s spreading.

and then the social bots…they create a virtual persona (persona management software) extremely hard to identify as a robot.

So democracy has just become much harder to implement

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