“Precision Propaganda on the Internet”

It’s not the message, its the medium – duh!

The central problem of disinformation corrupting American political culture is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform. The central problem is that the entire industry is built to leverage sophisticated technology to aggregate user attention and sell advertising. There is an alignment of interests between advertisers and the platforms. And disinformation operators are typically indistinguishable from any other advertiser. Any viable policy solutions must start here.

Source: Digital Deceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet

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