“…post-truth politics is incongruent with the basic tenets of the scientific method: conducting background research, proposing a hypothesis, performing and repeating experiments to ensure reproducibility, analysing research data, forming conclusions, undergoing rigorous peer review, and communicating results with accuracy and truth.”

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Good luck with that!  All professionals and business and policy leaders are concerned with the same principles of problem solving

“Cambridge Analytica’s executives have greatly overstated the firm’s importance to Trump’s victory and overall strategy.

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“Several people who worked directly with Cambridge Analytica told BuzzFeed News that despite its sales pitch and public statements, it never provided any proof that the technique was effective or that the company had the ability to execute it on a large scale.”

“…when asked which were “most important,” the top information sources were cable TV, network TV, websites and local TV. Social media was the fifth most important news source, cited by 14 percent of those polled”

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“Marketers are starting to attribute marketing success towards content exposure that drives you to click something, instead of the click itself. Two key formats increase content exposure: video and passive scrolling. Google and Facebook are investing heavily in products that embody these formats: YouTube and Instagram.”

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The Question: How did someone as bad as Trump get elected to President of the richest country in the world and richest in history?

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So, we have lots of potential kinds of answers to that questions. Religious, philosophical, social scientific, economic, historical, political science, literary and ideological and most will deny Trumps behavior or election by the voters is a problem at all.

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“When people are stressed out and worried about protecting the group, they are willing to be aggressive…Violence is about resources for the group.”

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“If we want to reduce conflict, we need to figure out what to do about resource stress.”