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Response to dagnuguy (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 10:37 AM

10. The DNC may want to........

.......but this is new technology, and Cambridge Analytica is under complete control of powerful conservative groups that are deeply entwined within the Trump administration. Steve Bannon's on the board of directors - you think they're providing services to the Democratic party?

Even if another company develops similar software, Cambridge Analytica is years ahead in terms of actual data - they already know how to find the "targets" that are most easily influenced towards the conservative agenda, and they've learned what is most effective in successfully influencing them.

Generally speaking, I also think that conservative "targets" are a lot easier to manipulate than progressive ones. Even if you had equivalent software and a similar data collection to analyze and find progressive "targets", I don't think this kind of technology would be as effective.

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