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* Motherboard article (Jan 29 2017): [https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win The Data That Turned the World Upside Down]
 
* Motherboard article (Jan 29 2017): [https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win The Data That Turned the World Upside Down]
  
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* Alexander Nix' talk at the Concordia Summit (Sep 19-20 2016): [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Dd5aVXLCc The power of big data and psychographics]
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* Scout article (undated): [https://www.scout.ai/story/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine]
 
* Scout article (undated): [https://www.scout.ai/story/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine]
  
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* Washington Post article voicing skepticism about the uniqueness of Cambridge Analytica's methods (6 March 2017): [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/06/guys-its-starting-to-seem-like-maybe-there-isnt-a-magic-bullet-for-winning-campaigns/?utm_term=.fb987dc1e7e7 Guys, it’s starting to seem like maybe there isn’t a magic bullet for winning campaigns]
 
* Washington Post article voicing skepticism about the uniqueness of Cambridge Analytica's methods (6 March 2017): [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/06/guys-its-starting-to-seem-like-maybe-there-isnt-a-magic-bullet-for-winning-campaigns/?utm_term=.fb987dc1e7e7 Guys, it’s starting to seem like maybe there isn’t a magic bullet for winning campaigns]
  
* A similarly skeptical article from the New York Times (6 March 2017): [Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/cambridge-analytica.html?_r=0]
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* A similarly skeptical article from the New York Times (6 March 2017): [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/cambridge-analytica.html?_r=0 Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff]
  
 
* Guardian article about Cambridge Analytica's work for the Ted Cruz campaign (11 Dec 2015) [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/11/senator-ted-cruz-president-campaign-facebook-user-data Ted Cruz using firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users]
 
* Guardian article about Cambridge Analytica's work for the Ted Cruz campaign (11 Dec 2015) [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/11/senator-ted-cruz-president-campaign-facebook-user-data Ted Cruz using firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users]
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== Useful research groups ==
 
== Useful research groups ==
  
* The multi-university [http://politicalbots.org/ Project on Algorithms, Computational Propaganda, and Digital Politics] (University of Washington, Central European University, University of Oxford]
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* The multi-university [http://politicalbots.org/ Project on Algorithms, Computational Propaganda, and Digital Politics] (University of Washington, Central European University, University of Oxford)
  
 
* The related [http://philhoward.org/projects/computational/ Computational Propaganda Project] at Oxford University
 
* The related [http://philhoward.org/projects/computational/ Computational Propaganda Project] at Oxford University

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Michal Kosinski's model predicting personality from Facebook Likes

  • An online demo (includes prediction from free text, as well as from a Facebook page)

Some relevant articles

Useful research groups