Manipulation tactics from Russian mass media or modern marketing techniques try to control the masses.
Elections can be won through social media. This becomes clear when we look at winners like the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, who won the election well helped by an obscure manipulation strategy in WhatsApp. Thus, a new tool for large-scale political manipulation has been established.
Prior to this, Donald Trump used Cambridge Analytica their big data and profiling tools to manipulate the US election. To find the 2–5 million profiles per state that would likely change their minds — the one percent who tipped the scales in his favor — Cambridge Analytica purchased hundreds of databases, including Alexandr. . .
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