Technology continues to surprise- here you can make a simple plastic gun at home that is both workeable and deadly
My first book R for Business Analytics is available in Chinese
the Chinese edition had been published in January 2016 with the list price of RMB 58.00, first printing of 2,000 copies.
We live in the age of misinformation. Tweets, Shares, Likes , Comments, Social Media Spam cleverly and cunningly disguised to influence sentiment, amplify it or distort it, by both domestic and foreign actors using automated and manual methods.
The only way to counter social media manipulation is better big data social media analysis in real time. This includes better applications of topic models, sentiment analysis and correlation and association of words in text mining. Bag of words would fail alone.
Oft repeated lies become the truth
Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. The 2016 election showed how critically timed social media news can damage fatally the candidacy of electoral candidates with little or no remedy in law. (It is not illegal to spread rumours in a foreign country).
Yet tech majors can help. With browser embedded plugins, they can analyze and scrutinize the sentiment, the polarity, the word association of a web page. With the added advantage of IP address lookups, the social media can be a fair place for news just like credit bureaus are fair places for credit ratings.
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