Election 2020 Big Data Wars

As the Washington Post reports “Trump lost at the ballot box. His legal challenges aren’t going any better”. Two weeks after the election, it really does look like Biden is on the way to the White House. (Collective sigh of relief).

It’s interesting isn’t it: Donald Trump knows the election was rigged because he was party to rigging it! Besides Gerrymandering, the Republican Party Speciality for winning elections is Voter Suppression. They used to good effect in 2000, 2004 and 2016. They have also tried to hack the count in 2012 leaving Karl Rove spluttering when it was foiled. The method worked so well in 2004 too just ask John OConnell – oh right you can’t, he died in an air crash just before giving evidence on the subject…

Since 2012, there has been a fix to the Man-in-the-Middle attack used by Republicans, so that is unlikely to be used again but on the other hand there is the developments by Cambridge Analytica of using Big Data and pyschographics to assess Voter Intentions.

Voting by Mail has several weaknesses that allow ballot stuffing. Big Data has made it easy to manipulate Mail-In ballots and make election fraud by mail almost undetectable.

Donald Trump had used Big Data (via Cambridge Analytica) in 2016. He would have had excellent information on Voter Intention. He knew the vote would be close in 2020. So his strategy COULD have been:

  • Voter Suppression of Minorities (the Republicans know how to do this)
  • Rally the Troops using Targeted (via Big Data) Social Media ads and bots
  • Tell his supporters NOT to mail-in ballots
  • Declare that all Mail-in Ballots are potential fraud
  • Fight the close elections in courts knowing that he has stacked the Supreme Court with HIS people.

Donald Trump really didn’t make this strategy much of a secret. And giving credit where it is due, Trump did exceedingly well. From the UK side of the Atlantic it is difficult to see his appeal but he has been able to galvinise Republican voters in ways the Bushes and other GOP politicians could not. Fox News, targetted ads and the election machinery (yep, bots!) got his base out and actually Trump got a huge endorsement from the USA voting population. Extraordinary figures! The second largest vote in history.

The Democrats, at least, had seen it coming. Equipped with voter intentions from Big Data, Biden et al must have seen how close the election would be (despite the pollsters claiming Biden had a 6 or 7 point lead). But Trump is a divisive figure and it was easy to motivate the Democrat base too: Biden winning with the largest ever total given to a US politician.

And fraud? Not likely much was going on from the Democrats. They were able to spot where voter suppression has occurred and undo it. Thereafter encouraging just their supporters to vote (identified by Big Data); Making it easy to vote either in person or via mail. If you know you are going to win, then you don’t have to stuff ballot papers! There is still some “fraud” by stealing privacy and using psychographics to derive voter intentions – but is an untraceable crime – it is not “election fraud” by any current definition.

Rather than revealing widespread — or even isolated — fraud, the effort by Trump’s legal team has so far done the opposite: It’s affirmed that Trump lost. Nearly every GOP challenge has been tossed out. Not a single vote has been overturned.

Looking Forward

Trump… what a terrible President. But there was one thing he was good at: Not going to War! Biden on the other hand has surrounded himself with War Hawks… oh dear… but let’s be optimistic… at least, for the time being.

Modern Labour Gaslighting

While the Tory Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, states that “Labour deserved to lose last UK election”, it worth noting that there is proof that the Conservatives and Boris Johnson won because of an establishment stitch up. The proof is from the Loughborough University which shows the newspaper industry was overwhelmingly negative against Jeremy Corbyn and Labour while not shining any light on the lightweight policies of Boris Johnson and the inane “Get Brexit Done” sloganeering.

There should be no shock that the press are mainly right wing and owned by the rich billionaires (who finance at least third of Tory funds) and also stand to benefit financially from Brexit.

The fix was in on GE2019 with a well funded, military style full-spectrum pysop campaign using the Press (well that’s a given!), TV – even the BBC showing extreme bias against Labour (even Murdoch-owned Sky News had more balanced coverage), Radio and the latest weapon in media operations: social media technology: big data controlled targetted ads, AI-controlled social media bots and sock puppets. Ground campaign? Nah. They didn’t need traditional campigning on the streets and couldn’t man-it anyhow…

Most readings of the GE2019 election results was that there was a swing from Labour to the Conservatives when in fact the swing was mainly from Labour to the Liberals, opening up many three-way-split seats to Tory wins. This was all predicted by Dominic Cummings that forecast an 80 majority win, confounding all other polls and forecasts, and delivered the exact number of seats predicted. That level of precision needs computers…

We have to assume that despite the likelihood of BJ being forced from office sometime after Brexit, what will happen in GE2024? Labour may win some liberal voters with Starmer’s centrism but will it enough to counter the loss of socialists? They are feeling insulted from Starmer’s apparent blame on them, and Labour’s targetted leader (despite the 2017 and 2019 campaign both being undermined by “Blairites” in Labour HQ) and now currently leaving the party in droves? They are being courted both by the Greens and Liberal Democrats (who have recently backed a good socialist policy of Universal Basic Income).

There are several layers of Gaslighting going on here.

Trump to Steal Election

Following on from the previous TDG post. Trump is gearing up for a crooked election with some crooked friends…

President Trump’s reelection campaign… promoted Stephanie Alexander, a regional director for the campaign, to chief of staff. “…Stephanie Alexander bring decades of experience in political campaigns and also relentless dedication to President Trump and all that he aims to accomplish for the American people,” Alexander previously served as battlegrounds state director for the Trump campaign in 2016, when the president turned Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania red for the first time in decades.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499510-trump-campaign-taps-new-deputy-campaign-manager

Twitter Post

The Story

The Trump campaign’s new chief of staff was arrested on campaign-finance charges in 2016 after cops busted her boyfriend for cocaine and found incriminating texts on his phone

Oklahoma County District Attorney, Stephanie Alexander, was named chief of staff of President Trump’s reelection campaign on Tuesday. In 2016, Alexander — then named Stephanie Milligan — was arrested in Oklahoma and charged with conspiracy to violate state campaign-finance laws. The charges were later dropped, and the case was expunged last month at Alexander’s request. Prosecutors alleged that Alexander and several coconspirators illegally coordinated the efforts of a “dark-money” independent group with the campaign of a GOP candidate for Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction.
The case relied in part on texts and emails recovered from Alexander’s then-boyfriend, Chad Alexander, who was charged with possession of cocaine in 2014, according to court records. The two are now married. Prosecutors dropped the case against Stephanie Alexander without explanation in 2017, saying that the investigation would continue. The Trump campaign says Alexander is “a campaign professional and continues to be a valued member of the team.”

Finer Detail

Alexander and Chad Alexander both worked to establish an apparently independent advocacy organization called Oklahomans for Public School Excellence (OPSE) that raised money from anonymous donors and ran a $300,000 for attack adverts on political opponents.

Just days before the 2016 presidential election Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater stated that OPSE was a front organization designed to conceal “a conspiracy to commit campaign contribution violations and illegal coordination” with dark-money donors. It is illegal in Oklahoma for donors to give more than $5,000 to a campaign, or for independent groups coordinating campaigns.

A cocaine arrest provides a break in the case. Chad Alexander was charged with possession of cocaine in 2014. Chad Alexander, who previously served as the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, was arrested on a cocaine-possession charge while driving his Mercedes in Oklahoma City. Police seized his cellphones and computer and found texts and emails showing the conspiracy. Prosecutors alleged the conversations showed them plotting a dark-money strategy to run attack ads.

After the cocaine arrest, Stephanie Alexander took over Chad Alexander’s role at OPSE.

At the time of her arrest in November 2016, Stephanie Alexander was already serving as an official on the Trump presidential campaign. According to court records, Alexander refused to sit for an interview with investigators but offered to answer written questions from the state prosecutors.

She faced up to 10 years in jail on three felony counts. But Prater, the district attorney, abruptly withdrew all charges in the case in August 2017.

Conclusion

Why are you reading this stuff here? Why isn’t this mainstream media news? Gaslighting!

Election Fraud 2020

The DailyGasLamp’s most popular post is Election Fraud 2019 written soon after the UK General Election in December 2019. Well, get ready for more Election Fraud in 2020 in the USA Presidential Elections. It happened in 2016, do you think it has got any better since then?

GE2019

Recap of GE2019. In the UK…

  • Boris Johnson was leading a minority government but did not seek any compromise.
  • The election campaigning focused down onto just three words “Get Brexit Down”. (To be fair, Johnson also mentioned “Our Fabulous NHS” too but without any consistent detail behind the phrase).
  • Dominic Cummings was the mastermind behind the Conservative Election strategy. He was familar enough with Cambridge Analytica’s method of Big Data analysis and AI to rig elections via social media to create his Voter Intentions Collection Systems (VICS) which was used successfully for the EU Referendum in 2016.
  • Key to the Cummings approach is having better knowledge of the Voter Intentions and the state of the electoral roll. The electoral roll was being “updated” during the course of the election campaign thus providing plenty of scope for voter suppression especially vote suppression of postal votes. Who are more likely to be suppressed: young adults, renters, mobile workers, migrants… the very people who would likely not to be voting Conservative. All this knowledge is known as “Situational Awareness”.
  • Cummings was able to predict in November, an 80 seat majority for the Consevatives. After a dreadful campaign where Johnson was boo-ed, did little camapigning on the streets, not bothering to address key issues such as Climate Change, corruption in government (Russia Report, Arcuri scandall) etc, with other polls shifting wildly, they won with exactly an 80 seat majority.
  • They was no-one celebrating the victory on the streets. It was a shock win! There were a few protests but nothing of the scale of Belarus popular revolt. After all, most people still believe the BBC, despite its unprecedently biased coverage of the election.

GE2020

There is a right wing atlantic cabal. What happens state-side happens in the UK and vice versa. So 2020 is the US presidential election, and according to to Salon and Greg Plast (in his new book “How Trump Stole 2020”, written as a warning rather than a prediction), Donald Trump is planning fraud to secure his 2020 re-election. The main tactic is voter suppression. He has already been doing this for a while… consider the following:

Video here…

For those who don’t get it, here’s what will happen on election night. Due to the fact that millions have already been purged from the rolls & that the USPS is being undermined, there will be mass chaos as to what the real vote is. Trump will declare victory no matter what…

Lee Camp

Electoral Commission admits digital politics is a problem

The Electoral Commission has printed a report on the December General Election. It can be found here. (exact date of the report is not mentioned but is sometime in June). It is similar to the report given earlier. Election financial information is posted here but with no information on computer system costs.

The following are quotes from the report:

The election was generally well-run, but there is new evidence showing challenges for the future

The 2019 UK Parliamentary general election was held on Thursday 12 December. More than 40 million people were registered to vote, and the turnout of registered voters was 67%. There were high levels of satisfaction with the processes of registering to vote and voting. These were similar to other recent elections in the UK.

Beneath this generally positive picture, however, we have also seen evidence about concerns and problems at this election. Some people did not receive the service they should be able to expect, and many were not confident that the election was well run.

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/elections-and-referendums/past-elections-and-referendums/uk-general-elections/report-overview-2019-uk-parliamentary-general-election

The concerns were as follows:

  • Misleading campaign techniques risk undermining voters’ trust
  • The rules for campaigners need modernising for the digital age
  • Tackling intimidation of candidates requires a holistic approach
  • Steps taken to secure the democratic processes must continue

These are quotes from the report:

People were concerned about misleading campaign techniques from across the political spectrum, and bias in the media. We received a large number of complaints raising concerns about the presentation, tone and content of election campaigns
Transparency about who is behind political campaigns online at elections is important for people in the UK. In our research after the election, nearly three quarters of people agreed that it was important for them to know who produced the political information they see online, but less than a third agreed that they can find out who has produced it

The UK Government and other bodies monitored digital campaigning during the election period for risks to democratic processes from foreign interference and organised disinformation. The UK Government has said that work to examine these aspects after the election is ongoing

The UK Government should also set out plans to modernise the rules for campaigners to keep pace with the digital age. The law should tell campaigners and digital platforms the amount and type of information they need to give to voters, the media, other campaigners and regulators, including to us.

At this election, Facebook, Google and Snapchat published libraries and reports of the political advertising run on their platforms and channels during the election. They also required political advertisers to put ‘Paid for by’ disclaimers on their political adverts.

These measures are a step in the right direction and they enabled us to see who is paying to place adverts. But they still don’t provide enough information about digital campaigning.

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/elections-and-referendums/past-elections-and-referendums/uk-general-elections/report-overview-2019-uk-parliamentary-general-election

Quite a few problems here…

Whilst admitting a problem, the EC did not have any solution. Plus they are gaslighting you. Gaslighting by ommission. The EC report did not admit the full scope of the problem which have been known about since at least EU Referendum and 2016 Presidential Elections. We know this because Elizabeth Denham, the UK ICO Commissioner (that regulates data privacy) announced the problem with social media and data analytics in 2018!

Fact 1: The fact that the electoral registration system is broken. Local Council election management systems are out of date. Central Government systems (and no doubt Dominic Cummings’ Voter Intention Collection System) has far better demographic systems which could automatically update electoral rolls.

Fact 2: The EC do not even admit that the social media platforms collect “pyschographic” information – a more likely barometer of voter intentions than any sample survey. The EC is out of touch with the digital world. While the ICO recognises the problem (in part), they have no teeth to do anything about it.

Fact 3: The EC do not mention the true level of postal vote problem – only that there was some confusion. When some people apparently tried to register three times or so, and late into the election process, this is a warning that voter fraud is being undertaken! (The process is described here).

Fact 4: But worst of all is the online manipulation of voters and even mainstream media by fake news spread by bots and sockpuppets (fake accounts). This is not just a vague Trump-style throw away… but it was specifcally recorded, tracked and documented… even by the BBC! This event alone demonstrates the vast power that computers and automation (weilded by the Tories) can do to twart the democratic process. This issue is not addressed either by the EC or ICO.

I’ll leave the conclusion of this article as as a quote

“The invisible, ‘behind the scenes’ use of personal data to target political messages to individuals must be transparent and lawful if we are to preserve the integrity of our election process.”

Elizabeth Denham, the UK ICO Commissioner November 2018

June Gaslight

Ripped off from Facebook with Gaslighting Adjustments…

The odd nugget of journalistic genius and wisdom whereby Jeremy Corbyn is blamed for the loss of the election needs to be addressed. This is an attempt at covering-up the widespread PysOp against Corbyn. That’s why people supposedly “didn’t like him.”

The fact that he behaved less ruthlessly than your average politician DID NOT lose him the election at all. If it wasn’t for the illegal rigging of the result he won fair and square. The #antisemitism lies and #propaganda weren’t enough to do the hatchet job on their own. That’s why the Russian interference documents will never be published. Any document that goes anywhere near it will be swamped with redaction lines. This government is corrupt. Observe how the #jobsfortheboys #nepotism is ever present.

Look at the huge areas of gaslighting currently happening in June 2020:

  • Continuing destruction of the environment and health standards. While eyes are on #COVID19 they are dismantling and overwriting all sorts of things such as food labelling and standards to allow the introduction of GMO foods, hormone injected beef and cholrinated chicken… or restarting fracking… or starting the planning process for a SECOND new Nuclear power station. HS2, the whitest elephant in the room, blunders on. We need rail investment, but honestly, it would be cheaper to build a tunnel from London to Birmingham than this nature-blighting, vanity project.
  • Human rights. The small print accompanying everything they do, but we, me, you, everyone, are not informed of the really awful bits. If you dig you’ll find them. Our rights are being eroded by the day, just play around with searches and you’ll find all sorts. #powergrabs
  • Funding for Overseas Aid will go, that was announced this week. Thinly veiled statements of intent to reduce funding for countries with black citizens in favour of white populations. So much for #blacklivesmatter
  • In your face embarassment. A £million for a paint job on an aeroplane for Presidential-style jaunts. Peanut money, I guess, but its return will be increasing British embarassment every time BJ steps out of it.
  • The Rich Getting Away With It. Prince Andrew will see no force applied for him to face old murdered Epstein’s antics. The rich are on holiday… A new royal yacht. Shame about the poor people.
  • Expect Austerity Measures. Austerity is no more a useful or necessary strategy than it ever was. #austerity #unnecessary What we need is a Jobs Guarentee, Modern Monetary Theory and a Green New Deal – the right wing agenda in UK and USA is unlikely to deliver us any change to the current capitalist foot stamping on the face of humanity. Triple lock on pensions is to go. They could also tax the rich! But they won’t of course.
  • The constant lies from the UK government! Lies about COVID death numbers, for instance. The total is at least 20,000 more than the “official” toll. Withholding the newer, higher R number. None of the “5 rules” satisfied. #science A 2nd wave of COVID19 is surely unavoidable; though they try to mould every detail on briefings to sound like all the stupid measures they’re about to take aren’t going to kill lots of people. They stopped “following the science” months ago but they lie about it. They blame Apple for the flop of the contact tracing app but that’s a lie too, they never even spoke to them. Hancock just stood there lying into the camera, not realising that Apple may be able to hear him. #idiot #liar
  • Brexit Disaster Imminent. A worldwide pandemic isn’t important enough to slow that runaway train down! Pile that on top of the #pandemic and see what a catastrophe we’ve got on our hands. A brilliant legacy for our kids and grandkids. All the Brexiteers will be dead, they won’t be the ones to feel the pain.
  • An Un-United Kingdom. #Scotland is likely to not only go Independent but rebuild Hadrian’s Wall!
  • No change in the mainstream media propaganda machine which includes not only the right-wing, billionaire-backed newspapers but also the BBC, all TV, all Hollywood output. Even social media platforms! It is all Gaslighting. If it was just shades of opinion it wouldn’t be so bad. But no the real facts are not even being discussed. Meanwhile, Julian Assange is slowly but surely dying, again where’s the media coverage and outrage? Another hero that should be celebrated, but he’ll die instead. He has committed no crime (that he hasn’t paid for) Unless you say publishing factually correct information on war crimes, a crime. #wikileaks

Welcome to the Brave New 1984 World Order.

Index to the The Daily GasLamp (TDG)

Some light reading for you… if you are still interested…

Covid-19

This TDG article considers the different theories for the sources of Covid-19 and comes up with a startling conclusion and taps into work that others have been working upon, including compelling analysis that Covid-19 is manmade!

About this site

This site was set up in the wake of the strange Tory victory in the 2019 General Election. Strange because it was won by the Tories by the precise margin predicted by Dominic Cummings – 80 seats – and confounding all other polls. See this post.

What magic was Dominic Cummings using? IT magic! Used in conjunction with standard methods of commercial marketting and Pyschological Operations. The novel use of technology to infulence elections was invented by Cambridge Analytic and has been proven worldwide…

The impact on Democracy of the use of Big Data – the combination of demographic data, pychographic data and social media – is described in the Daily Gaslamp’s first animated movie.

A collection of the evidence for the GE2019 Fraud is given here. Postal vote fraud is nothing new to UK politics as evidence here. The government itself admits the “system is under strain” – even without considering the impact of technology (particularly the use of bots, AI and Big Data).

What have they done?

Since January, the UK Prime Minister has busily been avoiding taking responsibility for anything…

Response by Election Commission and Infromation Commissioner Office is given here. They both admit to problems with “social media” and data analytics but have no solutions.

Gaslighting – there is nothing to see… 😉

Big Data and Covid-19

Big Data systems fed from the government’s new tracking app would definitely help track, manage and contain the Covid-19 pandemic. If Dominic Cummings had that idea then all credit to him. Cummings has for years maintained a blog documenting his enthusiasm for new technologies and artificial intelligence, as reported on the DailyGasLamp. However, with the introduction a new smart phone tracking app, there are two small problems:

Cronyism

Taken from this Guardian Article: One of the IT companies that was hired to work with Dominic Cummings on the Vote Leave campaign, Faculty aka Faculty Science, previous called Advanced Skills Initiative, has been awarded at least seven government contracts worth almost £1m in the space of 18 months.

  • Faculty has links to senior Tory figures, and is rapidly expanding its reach into various corners of Whitehall.
  • Last year it was tasked with finding ways to apply artificial intelligence across government agencies. Faculty is run by Marc Warner, who has attended a meeting of the government’s scientific advisory group on emergencies (SAGE) and “behaved as Cummings’ deputy” as disclosed in an article in the Times.
  • Marc Warner’s brother, Ben Warner, is a data scientist, was reportedly recruited to Downing Street last year by Cummings after running the data modelling for the Conservative party’s general election campaign. Ben Warner worked on Vote Leave.
  • Faculty is working at the heart of the government’s response to the pandemic. It has been processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in an “unprecedented” data-mining operation alongside Palantir, a US firm founded by the libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel. Faculty’s government work with Palantir on Covid-19 is based out of NHSX, the digital technology arm of the health service. This work was awarded to Faculty in March under the government’s fast-track procedures to respond to the pandemic, without any other firms being asked to bid for it.
  • Faculty’s work on the coronavirus response is only the latest government project it has secured under the Conservative administration. One early contract when called Advanced Skills Initiative, was for £32,000, funded fellowships in 2018 to place data scientists in city governments to help solve local challenges.
  • Last year Faculty was awarded a £250,000 contract from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to run a cross-government review on the adoption of artificial intelligence.
  • Under the contract, Faculty worked with two government departments – the Office for Artificial Intelligence and Government Digital Service (GDS) – “to identify the most significant opportunities to introduce AI across government with the aim of increasing productivity and improving the quality of public services”.
  • Faculty has been awarded a £264,000 contract from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to monitor the impact of the coronavirus on industry. (The DailyGasLamp analysis btw is free).
  • One of Faculty’s shareholders is Lord Agnew, a financier who has been a government minister since 2017. He has owned shares in the firm for the past four years. They are worth around £90,000, according to its most recent filings. In February this year it was announced that Agnew had become a minister in the Cabinet Office and Treasury and had taken ministerial responsibility for the GDS, which works with official bodies to use digital technology to improve public services. A government spokesperson said Agnew had had no role in awarding any contracts to Faculty while he had been a minister. However, Spotlight on Corruption, a watchdog group, has called on Agnew to sell his shareholding in Faculty, saying it raised questions over the government’s rules on managing conflicts of interests.

So just to reiterate, a Cabinet Office minister, Theodore Agnew, who is responsible for the government department that promotes the use of digital technology within public services, is resisting calls to sell a £90,000 shareholding in the company “amid claims of a conflict of interest” – yes, clear conflicts of interest are just “claims of a conflict of interest”. Hmm.

The government spokesperson replied that Agnew had followed the appropriate procedures by declaring his shareholding in House of Lords register of interests and under the ministerial code of conduct etc.

Holly Searle, Faculty’s head of PR and communications, said: “Faculty has strong governance procedures in place to guard against conflicts of interest when competing for new work. All of its contracts with the government are won through the proper processes and in line with procurement rules.”

In the meantime, some people are getting worried that the UK Government has handed over ALL NHS DATA to a consortium of companies which consists of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Faculty and Plantir Technologies (a company named after an evil artefact that comminicates with far away places). So much so they are planning on sueing the UK Government.

Dominic Cummings has also been accused of conflicts of interest regarding the smart phone tracking app.

End of Democracy

This is a bit like who guards the guardians. There is no oversight either from crony corruption or it seems, the misuse of data. The control on data controllers should be applied by the Information Commisioner Office – see https://ico.org.uk/ – as discussed previously on the DailyGasLamp.

The privacy concerns have been highlighted by 177 cyber experts. They have written an open letter to the goverment to stop the app being used as a mass-surveillance tool. Why?

  • The UK government stated that it would not use Apple and Google’s built-in privacy protection systems to anonymise data collected from apps on iPhone and Android smartphones.
  • This allows the government to create a database that could then be used to de-anonymize users, and just like Cambridge Analystica and other AI/Big Data companies have proven, be used for other purposes.

And sure enough security concerns have now developed into security flaws.

Also discussed before on the DailyGasLamp, the “exhaust” from Covid-19 would be a significant boost to Dominic Cummings’ Voter Intention Collection System… no need to worry about going to the polls, there would be instant analysis of whether the Government Response to the pandemic is working… not working for you, but working for THEM… whether they and their cronies need to worry “politically” about any the decisions that are killing off the old and disabled. Big Data in the hands of this particular government means the End of Democracy, as explained here. Probably the end of many other things too (depending on your attiritude to spooks!).

This is further described in a tweet from Carol Cadwalladr – linking terrorist surveillance and covid with the support Dominic Cummings and his chums…

Ultimately it is supposed to be the 4th Estate to keep the Government in check. The BBC is merely the Ministry of Truth. The newspapers are owned by billionaires. Social media is now corrupt. Suggestions on a postcard, please… (PS you cannot rely solely on Piers Morgan for all 4th Estate watch-dogging.)

Summary: the new smart phone app and the way it is likely to be applied, will be not only be measuring the spread of the virus but also (via Big Data) the political impact: the public reaction to the covid-19 response, allowing the Tories to persue the cheapest, eugenics-like policies at a level which will not remove them power.

GE2019: “system under strain”

A report in The London Economic by Jack Peat confirms DailyGasLamp reports. Throughout the article there are many euphemisms for “electoral fraud” and dodges the big issues of Big Data, Bots/Sock Puppets and only hints at postal fraud.

2019 election report finds widespread reports of abuse and system ‘under strain’
The festive timing made it harder to find polling venues and voters expressed concern about ‘misleading’ online campaigning.

Jack Peat April 21, 2020

Targetted Ads

It states “(about)… one in five people – told the commission they were “not confident” that it was well run, with concerns over the transparency of online campaigning…” going onto to reference online adverts and not the harvesting of social media data to obtain the TARGETTING of such adverts.

Bots and Sock Puppets

But the biggest ommission in Peat’s article is reference to (illegal) Cambridge Analystica and PysOp methods of sock puppets and artifical intelligent bots suckering people into revealing personal details, not just voting preferences not also voting intentions: the likelihood of people voting at all. This information is then suspected to be for widespread postal fraud in marginal seats – widespread but targetted and minimal – not too much, not too little but just right amount. Dominic Cummings’ Voter Intention Collection System would statistically be so accurate that it could determine not only voter’s politically preference but also how likely they are to vote at all. Thus providing exactly the right level of postal vote fraud to allow the Conservatives an 80 seat majority – just as Cummings promised a month before the election.

Postal delays

Peats article states there was “reported delays in issuing and returning postal votes in some areas” including “Voters overseas reported receiving their ballots too late to send back, meaning they missed out on having a say“. The latter could have been easily overcome by allowing local print out of ballot papers, but of course, people living abroad may have had the “wrong sort” of Brexit preferences… ie deliberate voter suppression. Please refer to earlier DailyGasLamp posts of how easy voter suppression is enabled towards postal voters.

Yeah, the system is “under strain”.