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Trump est plus innovant qu'on ne le pense. Il y a quelques semaines, je vous avais parlé je crois d’une entreprise britannique du nom de Cambridge Analytica, à laquelle avait eu recours l’équipe de Donald Trump pendant la campagne présidentielle.

Trump est plus innovant qu'on ne le pense

Algorithms

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Explained. Présidentielle américaine, J-12 : Clinton met sur pied une armée de campagne pour le jour du vote. La candidate démocrate a mobilisé près de 5 000 personnes pour occuper le terrain le 8 novembre prochain, contre 1 500 pour son adversaire.

Présidentielle américaine, J-12 : Clinton met sur pied une armée de campagne pour le jour du vote

Le fait du jour Selon une étude de l’agence Associated Press publiée le 26 octobre à partir des comptes de campagne des principaux candidats à la présidentielle, la démocrate Hillary Clinton a mis sur pied un important dispositif pour le jour du scrutin. If They Google You, Do You Win? Google searches for voting information can also be used to test one hypothesis for how Mr.

If They Google You, Do You Win?

Trump might win. David N. Open data, government and citizen perceptions: First national survey, by the Pew Research Center 2015. The push for open government and open data by federal officials, as well as authorities across many states and cities, can seem an unmitigated good.

Open data, government and citizen perceptions: First national survey, by the Pew Research Center 2015

Talk to journalists, however, and there are myriad areas where they believe government at all levels is still being less than transparent — and less than helpful in revealing facts that the public is entitled to know. Scholars who study transparency initiatives point out the ambiguities inherent in many transparency projects, the modest real outcomes in most cases, and even the potential downsides of “naked government” or the possibility of using the banner of transparency to whitewash or conceal. For example, the Obama administration has said it has a “lot to brag about” in terms of responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and in 2014 alone it “processed 647,142 FOIA requests, and over 91% of those requests resulted in the release of either some or all of the requested records,” according to press secretary Josh Earnest.

Algorithms, journalistic investigations and holding digital power accountable. Algorithms — a series of steps undertaken to solve a particular problem — are an integral element of our digital environment.

Algorithms, journalistic investigations and holding digital power accountable

Data journalism

Beyond Delegates and Polls: Using Data to Tell Election Stories. It’s an election year, which means the numbers are often the story.

Beyond Delegates and Polls: Using Data to Tell Election Stories

But these stories tend to focus on updating the same few numbers—in particular, how many delegates each candidate has won, and how the candidates are polling with voters. Of course, there’s much more to election coverage than just these figures. Think of all the ways people’s passions and emotions spill out in the lead-up to Election Day.

Consider the shifts in beliefs and support, and the various ways these changes manifest. Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends. The controversy about the human curators behind Facebook Trends has grown, since the allegations made last week by Gizmodo.

Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends

Besides being a major headache for Facebook, it has helped prod a growing discussion about the power of Facebook to shape the information we see and what we take to be most important. But we continue to fail to find the right words to describe what algorithmic systems are, who generates them, and what they should do for users and for the public.

We have to get this clear. Trending Topics - On The Media. SXSW 2016: le poids de la technologie sur la campagne présidentielle américaine. Crédit: AA Année présidentielle aux Etats-Unis oblige, le festival South by South West, qui se tient à Austin, au Texas, du 11 au 15 mars 2016, fait une large place à la politique, via des dizaines de sessions consacrées au sujet – sur les quelque 900 qui figurent dans le programme.

SXSW 2016: le poids de la technologie sur la campagne présidentielle américaine

>>Lire les tendances de South by South West 2014 >> Au centre des préoccupations, cette question: qui va élire le successeur de Barack Obama? Les réseaux sociaux? Les moteurs de recherche? Quand les data gouvernent la politique Car, en 2016, ce sont les data et leur bonne gestion qui transforment un candidat en président. A Flawed Elections Conspiracy Theory. Last week, Robert Epstein claimed that “Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters” and thereby “rig” elections.

A Flawed Elections Conspiracy Theory

Mr. Stanford Seminar - Robert Epstein of American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election. You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him? While the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is a terrifying one, perhaps this is scarier: Facebook could use its unprecedented powers to tilt the 2016 presidential election away from him – and the social network’s employees have apparently openly discussed whether they should do so.

You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him?

As Gizmodo reported on Friday, “Last month, some Facebook employees used a company poll to ask [Facebook founder Mark] Zuckerberg whether the company should try ‘to help prevent President Trump in 2017’.” Facebook employees are probably just expressing the fear that millions of Americans have of the Republican demagogue. But while there’s no evidence that the company plans on taking anti-Trump action, the extraordinary ability that the social network has to manipulate millions of people with just a tweak to its algorithm is a serious cause for concern.