The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET on February 10, 2020.

One day last fall, I sat down to create a new Facebook account. I picked a forgettable name, snapped a profile pic with my face obscured, and clicked “Like” on the official pages of Donald Trump and his reelection campaign. Facebook’s algorithm prodded me to follow Ann Coulter, Fox Business, and a variety of fan pages with names like “In Trump We Trust.” I complied. I also gave my cellphone number to the Trump campaign, and joined a handful of private Facebook groups for MAGA diehards, one of which required an application that seemed designed to screen out interlopers.

The president’s reelection campaign was then in the midst of a multimillion-dollar ad blitz aimed at shaping Americans’ understanding of the recently launched impeachment proceedings. Thousands of micro-targeted ads had flooded the internet, portraying Trump as a heroic reformer cracking down on foreign corruption while Democrats plotted a coup. That this narrative bore little resemblance to reality seemed only to accelerate its spread. Right-wing websites amplified every claim. Pro-Trump forums teemed with conspiracy theories. An alternate information ecosystem was taking shape around the biggest news story in the country, and I wanted to see it from the inside.

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Not all USB type-C ports are equal: Nine versions of USB-C incoming

Not all USB type-C ports are equal: Nine versions of USB-C incoming

Over time, all implementations of the USB type-C receptacles will support 10Gb/s data-rates as well as power delivery capabilities. However, nowadays there is a clear mess with different USB-C versions. The only way to get a device with a USB 3.1 type-C port done right is to get a product that supports Intel’s Thunderbolt 3, the port that truly does it all.

The Dark Patriarchy’s War with The Goddess

Here is a short preview of what’s further in this incredible article written by Elizabeth Wilcock. Read more at https://www.elizabethwilcock.com/blog/07/07/2019/the-sacrifice-of-notre-dame-amp-the-cabals-war-with-the-goddes

He writes, “The sacrificial burning of Notre Dame Cathedral to Molech (Ba’al, Set, Satan) was a desperate attempt by superstitious… satanists to somehow reverse their fortunes… It’s difficult for normal people to understand the superstitious mindset of these satanists, but essentially they seem to think they are in a battle against a goddess. That is why they chose to burn “Notre Dame” or “Our Lady,” because this refers to Mary. Mary, of course, is the Christian name for the Goddess Isis, who raised an infant until he could defeat Set or Satan. It is for this same superstitious reason that these satanists created a horrific terror organization and tried to call in ISIS in order to weaken support for the Goddess in the minds of humanity.” It is also said by insiders that the fire was intended to destroy pedophilia records that were kept in her tower.

Read more at https://www.elizabethwilcock.com/blog/07/07/2019/the-sacrifice-of-notre-dame-amp-the-cabals-war-with-the-goddes

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide

Nationalism Will Not Solve The Global Problems Of Today




Video Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/yuval_noah_harari_nationalism_vs_globalism_the_new_political_divide
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Project Soli chip

The future is here and you can control it with your hand! – Project Soli by Google

Google’s Project Soli brings a new level of interactivity to our world, further enmeshing our digital lives and enriching our interactions with the devices around us.

Soli is a new sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gesture interactions.

At only 8mm x 10mm, the chip is small enough to be embedded in smart watches, phones, and all of the typical smart devices we have grown to love.

The key to Soli interactions is the Virtual Tools, which are gestures that mimic familiar interactions with physical tools.

See how it works in this video:

Learn more at https://atap.google.com/soli/ 

constantly trying to make you something else

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nectar Source: https://quotefancy.com/quote/39/Ralph-Waldo-Emerson-To-be-yourself-in-a-world-that-is-constantly-trying-to-make-you

Photo Credit: Tiago Gerken

 

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Why Facebook Isn’t Free

Facebook isn’t really free – you pay for it with your identity.