How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics (NYT on “cultural hacking”)

““This is cultural hacking,” said Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. “They are using systems that were already set up by these platforms to increase engagement. They’re feeding outrage — and it’s easy to do, because outrage and emotion is how people share.””

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/technology/russia-election-facebook-ads-rage.html?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email&referer=
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