The great hack (on Netflix)

Broadcom Ltd. crikeyhey
Aug 2 25 Comments

Have people seen "The great hack" documentary on Netflix about facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
Do people feel the elections were truly manipulated and the impact is as much as the documentary seems to claim.

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  • Love how literally nobody blames the media/news networks for the huge role they played.
    Aug 2 2
    • Broadcom Ltd. crikeyhey
      OP
      There are 3 reasons
      1) media can not target you as an individual and change content person to person
      2) they do not "steal" and use your personal data
      3) they have been around for a long time and more or less know of their manipulation techniques.
      Aug 2
    • Amazon 🤠== 8
      🧐 What about the reasons that the media targets tech companies who are funded by advertisement?

      1) Direct competitors.
      They are also funded by advertisement, but are less effective at it for the same reason of not being custom and relevant
      2) Ratings.
      Scandals get people to watch them.
      3) Similar to #1, media is struggling to survive.
      Newspapers are gone, journalism is batch produced and repackaged. News is heavily centralized basically picking one of two politicised narratives. Even local news is being bought up by conglomerate Sinclair and having everyone read the same script. The voices in media are from a small selected few.
      Aug 2
  • Facebook
    wsxnkoal

    Facebook

    PRE
    Microsoft
    wsxnkoalmore
    Trump won because just like the majority of voters he is racist sexist arrogant selfish demagogue. We have what we deserve. I am embarrassed by the president but I believe it was fair.
    Aug 2 1
    • Facebook TipWag
      Lol everyone not a fucking leftwing extremist like you is racist
      Aug 2
  • New / Eng
    yerr___

    New Eng

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    Google, Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs
    yerr___more
    Def, shit was wild
    Aug 2 0
  • Netflix / Eng Breakinbad
    If anything, media rigged everything to help Hillary, including leaking debate topics. Trump won despite the odds because he had policies, and not just attacks.
    Aug 2 3
  • Chase / IT prncss_pch
    Yes. Still can't discuss politics in my family.
    Aug 2 0
  • New ja_rule
    I'm sure the impact was along the lines, although you can't help to think "attention whore". There are some smart people out there and they are absolutely right in exploiting stupidity.
    Aug 2 6
    • New ja_rule
      what suffering? nobody twists your arm to post selfies or other stupidity out of your own vanity. they only exploited what you gave away freely
      Aug 4
    • IBM IT 🎈
      What world do you live in my dude? A foreign nation meddling in our democratic election and doing it by exploring the ignorance and fear of those who don't understand is lots of suffering. All of us Americans suffer with this, we suffer when our elections are rigged, our congress is broken and our nation is polarized and can't seem to find a common ground to solve the problems we have. There were two mass shootings now in less than 24 hours, dozens of people killed. Do you not see this suffering? Wake the fuck up.
      Aug 4
    • New ja_rule
      lol, i think you’ve been watching too much TV. let me tell you another story. the machine wants you to live in fear. the machine creates enemies so that you have something to fear because fear is the easiest way to control peasants. you’re suffering because you’re not smart enough to see what the machine does. 🤷‍♂️
      Aug 4
    • IBM IT 🎈
      Ah ok, thanks Sarah Connor. 😎
      Aug 4
    • New ja_rule
      you’re welcome
      Aug 5
  • Broadcom Ltd. crikeyhey
    OP
    If I may can we keep the discussion nom political. Regardless of who won , do you feel this tech can sway the elections by that much. I find it highly exaggerated.
    Aug 2 1
    • New lbuy82
      Completely depends on where it's happening. You can sway 2 million people in CA and it wouldn't make a difference, but you'd only need to sway a few thousand people in a couple small swing states to change the outcome.
      Aug 2
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    • New ja_rule
      oh boy, maybe you should read terms of service or better yet not post stupid shit on the internet out of vanity. it’s your fault, stop placing blame on someone else for your own stupidity
      Aug 4
  • Netflix / Eng Breakinbad
    It's much easier to bus people to vote. Democraps are the best at that.
    Aug 2 1
    • New vcbig
      Low tech solutions tend to work really well these days
      Aug 2
  • IBM IT 🎈
    It made me sick to my stomach! 🤮
    Aug 2 0
  • Amazon zonzox
    Do So 🙅‍♂️
    Aug 9 0