Old style mainstream media was out in force against Labour in GE2019 according to this article. It claims that the Mainstream Media was “Rigged” against Labour and for the Conservatives. But most people already know that the newspapers are owned by billionaires and are right wing. GE2019 was different becuase it was not just the newspapers but bias within the BBC, and TV in general, and also – probably for the first time – online through both search engine manipulation effect (SEME) and social media gaslighting. Not just Big Data analytics either…
Beyond SEME, is the use of intelligent Bot systems (where developers actually get help and support from the bot technology that they are using!)…
This seems to be a key tool in automating the Conservative GE2019 campaign, to control the message. How many people were fooled by disinformation, controlled messages, the dopamine hit of a “like” to right wing comment from a bot, or an AI message from a new “friend” that appeared to be taking interest in their opinions?
Botpress has a nice graphic interface and the developers get support from the bot, giving friendly advice on how to achieve particular goals. It can even autocomplete various functions. Botpress, or similar tools from Google or Pandora, adds more detail to the description in an earlier DailyGasLamp article here. In that article it described bots and sock puppets. Botpress would be the Bot component (while a “sock puppet” is just a person with multiple identities).
Botpress also comes with a facebook connector (info here). How to use this tool is described here… the peak downloads for this software was June 2019 – plenty of time to ramp up development for GE2019. Botpress capabilities vs competiting products is described here.
The set up and running of this technology requires a huge amount of capital intensive investment – the rich are organised “few” – the 1%, less than 0.01% actually – and they outgun the poor, the disorganised “many”. So democracy is now a hidden war between people-powered electioneering (“the people”) against a limitless army of hidden robots controlled and funded by a few billionaires. Democracy vs oligarchy – we currently have the latter…
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This information needs to be taken in the context of the earlier DailyGasLamp article regarding the smelly state of the US/UK response to this pandemic.
Big Tech subliminal manipulation of search engines effectively ends democracy as we know it, according to congressional testimony by Dr Robert Epstien in July 2019 (No relative of Jeffrey, by the way). See video below of his testimony.
We know it happens
In April 2015, Hillary Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon from Google to be her chief technology officer. In 2015 Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s holding company started a company – The Groundwork – for the specific purpose of electing Clinton. Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, called Google her ‘secret weapon’. Researchers estimated that Google could help her win the nomination and could deliver between 2.6 and 10.4 million general election votes to Clinton via SEME – Search Engine Manipulation Effect. Since search results are ephemeral, legally permissiable evidence could only come via a Google whistleblower or an external hacker. However, Epstien proved this occured with experimental results.
In addition, on June 9, 2016, SourceFed alleged that Google manipulated its searches in favor of Clinton because the recommended searches for her are different than the recommended searches to both Yahoo and Bing and yet the searches for both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are identical to both Yahoo and Bing. When “Hillary Clinton Ind” was entered in the search bar, Google Autocomplete suggested “Hillary Clinton Indiana”, while the other vendors suggested “Hillary Clinton indictment”. Furthermore, SourceFed placed the recommended searches for Clinton on Google Trends and observed that the Google suggestion was searched less than the suggestion from the other vendors.
So search engine results alone can manipulate voters and votes by a huge proportion. This is the impact on intelligent people SEARCHING for information… now consider the impact of Cambridge Analytica’s approach of PUSHING information to casual social media users by ads, messaging and automated “likes”. See 1, 2, 3. Yet the same “ephemeral” characteristics apply to both – both near impossible to detect and only available to the rich and technically savy elite.
Implications for GE2019
The Big Tech effect has been known about for years. The Governments knew what they doing. The anti-Labour, anti-Jeremy Corbyn PysOps was in place since at least 2017 and probably before. Don’t blame the lambs impacted by information manipulation: blame the people that enforced this terrible Tory government onto us.