In the last dozen years or so an entirely new type of business has grown up, spawned massive wealth for its creators and investors, and affects our daily lives. These businesses are manipulation platforms. Everyone interested in manipulating others - businesses, politicians, ISIS, Russia, Iran, and others - have discovered the power of these platforms.
You almost certainly use them - offering yourself up for manipulation.
While you may think you are immune to manipulation on these platforms, or maybe you don’t even use these platforms, you should be concerned because the rest of the people using these platforms have a very real vote in your life. By voting with their pocketbooks, these users effectively choose what shows play on your television or at your local theater. By choosing which news segments are shared, they effectively drive what stories news shows choose to cover. By voting on laws and electing officials, the users of these platform decide what laws you will live under.
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