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Articles tagged Cambridge Analytica (7)

The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
The Cambridge Analytica story is a reminder of the value of a trusted, direct connection between publisher and consumer. Building more of them is the news industry’s best strategy available.
“The sins are different; but they are still sins, just as apples and oranges are still both fruit. Exposing readers to data vampires is simply wrong on its face, and we need to fix it.”
Plus: Facebook found (and shut down) a Macedonian disinformation effort in the Alabama special election, and Facebook groups could get garbage-y fast.
Hidden cameras. Leadership disagreements. And, oh yeah, misinformation is still a problem.
“Fears of mass manipulation by new media are as old as mass media themselves. Almost every expansion of media or new media technology provoked paranoia about the contagious emotions of ‘the masses.'”