Michael Birks Membership Biases of various Social media platforms

I seem to recall that analyses on previous US presidential elections - 2012, particularly - showed that each of the various social media had inherent membership baises. IIRC, Facebook was measurably more right wing than Twitter or Tumblr.

If a platform accurately reflects the membership, but that membership is biased, who is in the wrong?
Posted: 1 October 2015 at 08:35

Gavin Chait Membership Biases of various Social media ...

Michael, the links to the papers and articles included demonstrate that people's biases can be "manipulated". I've not seen anything on prevailing biases, and the shear extent of Facebook membership would seem to mitigate against that, so - given that Facebook dominates their subscribers' news sources, it is highly likely that a curated feed could lead to bias.
Posted: 1 October 2015 at 09:19

Doug Vining Deepfaking the next election

We've seen the impact of new media and social media on election campaigns, and the storm that's raging over fake news. But what happens when deepfakes rig election results, and it's only discovered after the fact? Will legislators bring in a 'cooling off period' for election results?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Deepfaking the next election") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=0fd10d29-d416-4e35-9b75-264cc686d958
Posted: 17 October 2018 at 10:04
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