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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Anyway, I think virtually all large groups do things like this. It's a pretty common practice, so of course the government will do it, too.
    I don't understand your nonchalance. Don't you think it's one this if a private company/corporation does it on their own expense, and it's another if the government does it on taxpayer dime?
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'm surprised. I thought they were already doing that.
    Agreed, it's rather old news, but still wrong.

    I'm glad I don't do "social media".

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections. Well, maybe the Republicans didn't have their act together in 2008...
    We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct (even if it probably is), but there is no doubt that the second part is true.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct (even if it probably is), but there is no doubt that the second part is true.
    Funny how it is totally believeable to you that Republicans do this but its doubtful/unsure that any other parties do this.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Funny how it is totally believeable to you that Republicans do this but its doubtful/unsure that any other parties do this.
    Who said it is doubtful that other parties do the same thing?
    If the Tweedledeeblicans do it, it is likely that the Tweedledumocrats do the same.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It's called IP addresses. Most people have static IP addresses which most sites will use to see if you have multiple accounts. It's not dependent on your email address.
    Depending on if Facebook sees your router IP only, or each computer's IP address, you'd be limited to on FB account per home or per computer. I know several couples who have a single computer and a FB account each.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Who said it is doubtful that other parties do the same thing?
    If the Tweedledeeblicans do it, it is likely that the Tweedledumocrats do the same.
    You did when you said "We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct" when quoting "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections. Well, maybe the Republicans didn't have their act together in 2008...". The first part is obviously the "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections.". The second part which you said was "no doubt true" was about the Republicans.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You did when you said "We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct" when quoting "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections. Well, maybe the Republicans didn't have their act together in 2008...". The first part is obviously the "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections.". The second part which you said was "no doubt true" was about the Republicans.
    Look again.
    The first part was about political parties (plural) using social media to sway voters. We don't know whether that is true, but it is plausible.

    The second said that the Republicans didn't have their act together in '08. That one had nothing to do with social media.

    I'd be willing to go out on a limb here and say that they didn't have their act together in '12, either. They should have won the election handily, and yet, well, we know the outcome.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct (even if it probably is), but there is no doubt that the second part is true.
    The only evidence for the second part is the near complete and total absence of a strong meme-based presence for the Republicans. The Democrats enjoyed what I can only speculate was a coordinated show of force. They were both pretty active in 2012, though.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You did when you said "We can't be sure whether the first part of that statement is correct" when quoting "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections. Well, maybe the Republicans didn't have their act together in 2008...". The first part is obviously the "There isn't a doubt in my mind that the major political parties did this the last two major elections.". The second part which you said was "no doubt true" was about the Republicans.
    I was saying that I believe both parties do this, but that maybe the Republicans weren't with the game in 2008 (meaning that they WERE NOT doing this in 2008). Diddohead not! was agreeing with the notion that the Republicans didn't have their act together in 2008, implicitly agreeing that if this was happening, the Dems were doing more of it and/or better.
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