#Election2016: Propaganda-lytics & Weaponized Shadow Tracking

🗳Propaganda-lytics

A journey into the behavioral tracking technologies of the right-wing “micro-propaganda” machine

#Election2016 right-wing “micr0-propaganda network
EFF: “Online Behavioral Tracking” (21-Nov-2016)
Ad tech privacy Death Star™: the “shadow graph” of tracking in the right-wing “micro-propaganda machine.”

🔓RU ready?

Known unknowns
Insecure third-party tracking-like gifs in the right-wing shadow ad tech network.
Tracking adtech in the #Election2016 right-wing “micro-propaganda machine” aka privacy Death Star™
Random “closed” site/cdn/tracking domain/honeypot-popup

🗄I. The Shadow Cabinet

Source: Facecoverz.com via Star Wars Day

📩 II. You’ve Got…Conspiracy Mail!

Left: JihadWatch.com email newsletter prompt; Right: “Dave Hodges Common Sense Show” email newsletter prompt

🍪 III. Cookies — Definitely Not a “Sometime Food” for Propagandists

Mozilla Lightbeam ID’d “cookies” (there were additional trackers beyond this column total, however)

🤖 IV. Paranoid Android

Example of #adtech resources loading in the background/via 3rd parties on “fake news” sites
Danika Fears, NY Post, (8 Nov 2106)
Left: Google News 28-Oct 2016; Right: Adobe Analytics: http://www.adobe.com/marketing-cloud/web-analytics.html

📵 V. Identifying The Shadow Weaponry

“CNN is the ultimate ‘fake news’ network” (secretsofthefed.com, 20-Nov-16)

👍Facebook Likes: Social Media’s Misinformation Gateway Drug?

Facebook’s Tracking Code is Literally Everywhere (Blastingnews.com, 20–Nov-16)
Usanewsflash.com, 20-Nov-16
Theeventchronicle.com, 20-Nov-16

🎰Propaganda-lylics

“Get the Book!” & “What’s that about fake news?” (ChicksOntheRight.com, 20-Nov-2016)

A. Surveilliance of the key actors who produce propaganda — as well as all the people who respond to it

B. Centralized measurement and long-term behavioral tracking to build predictive models.

#Propagandalytics (www.jookos.com, 20-Nov-2016) <-DON’T GO THERE
ACLU Anti-Trump “sponsored” Facebook News Feed post (22-Nov-16)

Professor and researcher in news, journalism, and #hashtags. Award-nominated data journalist. Media, communication, and technology.

Professor and researcher in news, journalism, and #hashtags. Award-nominated data journalist. Media, communication, and technology.