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Liberal media didnít think data mining was so bad when Obamaís campaign did it
Fox News. com ^ | March 21, 2018 | Brian Flood

Posted on 03/21/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT by Kaslin

The left is outraged that President Trump’s campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election – but neither the media nor Democrats seemed to mind when President Obama’s team did the same thing.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro penned a column for The Hill on Tuesday headlined, “What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump,” which outlined the differences in the way similar news was covered during contrasting administrations.

Shapiro surfaced a 2012 report from The Guardian that proclaimed Obama’s reelection team was mining data through Facebook to target specific voters. The Guardian is also the publication that reported on political data analytics company Cambridge Analytica and its ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting data to build profiles on 50 million Facebook users, who agreed to fill out a survey, in an attempt to help Team Trump target specific voters with ads and stories.

Shapiro noted that Facebook didn’t object when Obama’s team used tactics similar to what Trump’s campaign employed, noting that a former Obama campaign staffer recently admitted Facebook didn’t try to stop Obama’s 2012 re-election team because the company wanted him to win.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: barackhussein0bama; datamining; hypocrisy; leftwingmedia; obama2012; wearesnowflakesnow

1 posted on 03/21/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The world is ending.


2 posted on 03/21/2018 9:52:58 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Kaslin

“”””Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting data to build profiles on 50 million Facebook users, “””””””””””””””””

The shows now call it Trump linked Cambridge Analytica


3 posted on 03/21/2018 9:54:49 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Kaslin

Because this is how the Commie media works..its A OK when Democrats do it..HORRIBLE and TREASONOUS when a Republican does it


4 posted on 03/21/2018 9:54:51 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

In fact, they were quite proud of the way OFA and MoveOn harnessed the new technology of social media data mining.


5 posted on 03/21/2018 9:59:33 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: Kaslin

This is all part of the effort to make everything Trump does or says “abnormal” or “controversial” no matter if the dems themselves have said or done the same thing. Data mining may sound like some sort of modern day invention, but advertising started long ago, and it has always been based on profiling potential customers, gathering stats on what works and what doesn’t. I would have been disappointed to find out that the Trump campaign didn’t use data mining.


6 posted on 03/21/2018 10:17:45 AM PDT by euram
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To: Kaslin

It’s the New ,Polling/Surveys ,LOL


7 posted on 03/21/2018 10:42:22 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Kaslin
Mark Zuckerberg will speak about using data mining of Facebook data soon. I doubt Zuckerberg will mention anything about data mining by Obama’s team for his 2012 reelection.
8 posted on 03/21/2018 10:42:47 AM PDT by convoter2016
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To: Kaslin

Well, that’s because Democrats are good and Republicans are evil.


9 posted on 03/21/2018 10:52:14 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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10 posted on 03/21/2018 10:57:35 AM PDT by timestax
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To: convoter2016
I doubt Zuckerberg will mention anything about data mining by Obama’s team for his 2012 reelection.

If he does, he'll call it something different.

11 posted on 03/21/2018 11:02:20 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Kaslin

Just another reason I’ll never have anything to do with Facebook. How ‘bout you?


12 posted on 03/21/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT by upchuck (Keep a sharp lookout. The best is yet to come.)
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“I’ll never have anything to do with Facebook. How ‘bout you?”....

I manage a Facebook page for our local Lions Club so have some difficulty dropping out of Facebook completely. I’ll have to determine if there might be better places.

In the meantime, I have all but stopped using/reading the garbage that is constantly appearing on the Facebook site. From time to time however, I DO use the “chat” to send messages for those I have befriended. Hope there are better options.


13 posted on 03/21/2018 11:27:14 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: upchuck

I am on Facebook, but all I do is peak in and very seldom post anything. What gets me the most when it asks what is on my mind. As if that is anyone’s business


14 posted on 03/21/2018 11:31:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero)
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To: Kaslin

I know. Here in Canada, the CBC was making a big deal of a Canadian company did data mining for Trump. For gawds sake, they are doing nothing more than what private companies do to target customers. They are collating data. Ooh. So scary. Something Democrats I am sure have been doing for decades.


15 posted on 03/21/2018 3:35:50 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: Kaslin

Normally, Facebook would be able to rely on principled conservatives to defend their right to conduct business freely. But they have chosen sides against conservatives who might have defended them and are now at the mercy of their will-to-power Democrat allies.

See ya’, wouldn’t want so be ya’!


16 posted on 03/22/2018 3:18:46 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Haiku Guy

Oh, how could these corporate giants have every predicted that their Socialist/AntiFa allies would turn on them?!?

If only there was some way they could have known!!!


17 posted on 03/22/2018 4:50:31 AM PDT by jebeier (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Kaslin

And Obama didn’t even ask.


18 posted on 03/22/2018 8:11:40 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: euram

Wouldn’t Nielsen ratings be classed as early form of datamining


19 posted on 03/26/2018 12:30:48 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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