Too Dark Tuesday


Using “psychographic” profiles of individual voters generated from publicly stated interests really does work, according to new research presented at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The controversial practice allows groups to hone their messages to match the personality types of their targets during political campaigning, and is being used by firms including Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ to better target voters with political advertising with so-called “dark ads”.

“Before the referendum results, the concern we had was that people’s biases were being manipulated, either intentionally or unintentionally,” said Chris Sumner, research director and co-founder of the not-for-profit Online Privacy Foundation, who led the research. “Now we’ve seen this [research], I’m as concerned as I was before.

@ TG


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6 Responses to Too Dark Tuesday

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    Am I correct that one way to shield oneself from psychographic profiling is psilocybin mushrooms?


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Den put some effort into identifying the engine and cars yesterday.

    Took 25 minutes to the Foundry this evening.


    • Den says:

      If they want to sell the loco I might have a couple museums to ask.
      There should be a manufacturer label plate, front right side of the boiler.

      People buy old passenger cars and rebuild them for personal coaches too.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Return was 26 minutes.

      Day 3: 97+51=148 minutes.


  3. Den says:

    100+ here today, hotter tomorrow, this sucks, I’m depressed, been inside for a week because of heat intolerance, cannot do anything outside past 10:00, the van needs work I have been trying to get to for a month, relentless heat has me watering the plants every three days, even the birds are hiding, UGH!


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