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Social Media, Veracity and Due Diligence

I really had to resist the urge to put this post in my In A Parallel Universe Collection where Donald Trump has a twitter conversation with himself. The reason I didn't is because there is a more important point here for us.

Technology and social media are so central to how we communicate that obviously there is going to be some gaming going on. A lot actually. Savvy political operators will try the clever thing to do: you set up a network of advocates that amplify your posts and add a level of social proof as credibility. Non-savvy ones will try to game it the way Trump (or his campaign staff, probably) did here: by taking the equivalent of the Fiverr route where you pay to have friends, followers and amplification in a blatant gaming of the system.

Why is all this important? Because social media is no more a direct route to veracity than anything else in the real world but there is a distinct difference: here the burden of due diligence lies with us. We all have the ability to look at sources, check accounts, look at profiles and draw our own conclusions. While it is human nature to want the easy path where everything is spoon-fed to us, it comes with some real risks regarding how we form our world view. 
Evidence has been uncovered that suggests Donald Trump paid for a marketing campaign that used hundreds of fake Twitter accounts in an attempt to con voters into supporting his presidential campaign.
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Although it sometimes appeals to our more primitive nature, we don't attack our fellow citizens because of racial, ethnic or religious differences. This is a bedrock principle of America and what makes America great.
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He is a defective candidate who can’t even control himself.
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The civic irresponsibility of indulging your feelings in the age of Trump.
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Trump’s lies about election rigging will do real damage to a Clinton presidency.
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Last updated August 3, 2016. We invite you to use this Health Guide for Travelers to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to help keep safe during your travels to the Games or in Zika-affected parts of the world and learn about the risks associated with Zika virus ...
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The GOP nominee and his supporters are degrading the American story written by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Ratf**ked author David Daley says that Republicans targeted key state legislative races in 2010 in an effort to control state houses, and, eventually, Congressional redistricting.
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My research has led me to the idea that accurate descriptions of drug-receptor interactions will lead to the development of better pharmaceuticals. (see - Bio Balance & Reference Section).