How Truth Lost Its Meaning In Trump's America: VICE on HBO, Full Episode | VICE

  • beachcomber96

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    Apr 14, 2018 7:59 AM GMT

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    In Trump’s America, half the population lives in a world where the “crooked media” tells “fake news” made up of “alternative facts,” while the other half fights to maintain public trust in traditional media.

    Much of this stems from the parallel online universe that led up to the 2016 election. Clinton and Trump supporters really don't listen to each other on Twitter, according to an analysis from the Electome project at the MIT Media Lab provided exclusively to VICE News.

    “At least on Twitter, we see that there is a separation of where the journalists, and who the journalists are following, and no one is really listening or plugged into this Trump supporter graph.” Eugene Yi, a data-scientists at the lab told VICE News.

    Formerly fringe bloggers, like Milo Yiannopolus and Mike Cernovich, seized the golden opportunity to speak directly to Trump supporters and flooded the internet with false information.

    The now-infamous data targeting company Cambridge Analytica allegedly used mass amounts of personal information on the internet to manipulate voters, spreading pro-Trump news, no matter the factual evidence, which may have helped win the election for him.

    With Trump in office, conservative new media and the mainstream are now at war over who is “fake news,” and a record low of 32 percent of Americans trust the press. And President Trump's personal crusade against the traditional press has only deepened the public divide.

    But, "the president doesn't get to decide what the truth is," CNN's Jim Acosta, a common target of Trump's criticisms, told VICE News. VICE's Isobel Yeung meets the people on the frontlines in the battle for truth.


    Published by VICE on Mar 30, 2018
    Category News & Politics
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    Apr 14, 2018 8:53 AM GMT
    Just as Obama had taken the U out of the USA, creating the Divided States of America, before Trump even moved into the WH.
    Then the fascist left wanted to blame Trump for the divide. Truth in America had been lost in America, way before Donald Trump become the Bonafide 45th POTUS.
    But, the leftist propaganda continue to spew out vile lies.
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    Apr 14, 2018 1:07 PM GMT

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    two_meninlove saidJust as Obama had taken the U out of the USA, creating the Divided States of America, before Trump even moved into the WH.
    Then the fascist left wanted to blame Trump for the divide. Truth in America had been lost in America, way before Donald Trump become the Bonafide 45th POTUS.
    But, the leftist propaganda continue to spew out vile lies.
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    Apr 14, 2018 5:07 PM GMT
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    In Trump’s America, half the population lives in a world where the “crooked media” tells “fake news” made up of “alternative facts,” while the other half fights to maintain public trust in traditional media.

    Much of this stems from the parallel online universe that led up to the 2016 election. Clinton and Trump supporters really don't listen to each other on Twitter, according to an analysis from the Electome project at the MIT Media Lab provided exclusively to VICE News.

    “At least on Twitter, we see that there is a separation of where the journalists, and who the journalists are following, and no one is really listening or plugged into this Trump supporter graph.” Eugene Yi, a data-scientists at the lab told VICE News.

    Formerly fringe bloggers, like Milo Yiannopolus and Mike Cernovich, seized the golden opportunity to speak directly to Trump supporters and flooded the internet with false information.

    The now-infamous data targeting company Cambridge Analytica allegedly used mass amounts of personal information on the internet to manipulate voters, spreading pro-Trump news, no matter the factual evidence, which may have helped win the election for him.

    With Trump in office, conservative new media and the mainstream are now at war over who is “fake news,” and a record low of 32 percent of Americans trust the press. And President Trump's personal crusade against the traditional press has only deepened the public divide.

    But, "the president doesn't get to decide what the truth is," CNN's Jim Acosta, a common target of Trump's criticisms, told VICE News. VICE's Isobel Yeung meets the people on the frontlines in the battle for truth.


    Published by VICE on Mar 30, 2018
    Category News & Politics


    I gave the video a thumb down.
    I was impressed with the graphic depiction of the Twitter data.
    I will watch the video again to see if there is something meaningful I want to keep from it and bring up in conversations.

    Thank you for posting.
  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 15, 2018 12:19 AM GMT
    So Chaz Bono is a man.
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    Apr 16, 2018 2:33 AM GMT
    Isobel Yeung, correspondent for Vice

    Mike Cernovich, Pro-Trump Media Personality (1/2 million followers over multiple platforms)

    338,865 Twitter
    176,523 Facebook
    78,904 Periscope
    61,480 Youtube

    I have to see what Periscope is. Only available on iOS (iPhone) in 2015. It is available on Android now.

    It looks like people give you hearts if they like your live-stream or video. People can ask you questions while you're live-streaming.



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    So he has a platform.

    = = =

    Curated News led to alternative news.

    Mike recants that the Clintons were running a pedophile ring.

    No shared facts in America.

    = = =

    Eugene Yi / MIT Media Lab

    Analyzed millions of tweets during the 2016 campaigns

    Trump supporters were tweeting 4X more than Clinton supporters and more than Bernie Sanders supporters.
    The Journalists were tweeting for the Democrats, not for Trump. The Journalists were not plugged into the Trump tweeters.

    Cambridge Analytica was integral to Trump's victory. AHA, Media vs. Trump becomes Media vs. Cambridge Analystica via Facebook.
    Pychometrics
    Alexander Nix, CEO, Cambridge Analytica (at the Concordia Summit, 2016)
    There were persuadable voters who could be influenced to vote for the Trump campaign.

    Dr. Michal Kosinski, Psychologist and Data Scientist / Stanford Univ.
    Psychometrics can infer psychological traits that human judges could not do.
    These algorithms can reveal your intimate traits.

    Cambridge Analytica has back-tracked on use of psychometrics.

    Robert Mercer (Trump donor) invested millions in Cambridge Analytica.

    David Magerman, former research scientist / Renaissance Technologies.
    He was, for 20 years, the architect of Mercer's billion dollar hedge fund's algorithms

    "If Mercer asked candidates he wanted to win to use Cambridge Analytica, he knows it works."

    Mercer seems to have pumped money into both Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica.

    Trump: CNN and MSNBC, {and Washington Post]: Fake News.

    Jim Acosta, Sr. White House Correspondent, CNN

    Trump to Acosta: The public do not believe you people anymore.

    Acosta: Trump said he had a better-attended inauguration than Obama; THAT'S fake news.
    Bitter partisanship is always going to exist in the U.S.








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    Apr 16, 2018 3:15 AM GMT
    JackNNJ saidSo Chaz Bono is a man.

    With a Va Jay jay. I don't call that a man; ill pass.