Red Flags in News Reports

Red Flags in News Reports

There’s fake news, and then there’s people confusing opinions with news. As unethical tactics for influencing people go, truly fake news is the easiest to uncover. In Feb. 2017, Donald Trump gave a 77 minute press conference that many people saw as rambling and...
Data Mining Update

Data Mining Update

In July of 2012, I posted an article about “Data Mining” in my DADA (Defense against the Dark Arts of Persuasion) blog series. If you haven’t read it lately, I encourage you to do so now. Here’s the link:...
DADA: DATA MINING

DADA: DATA MINING

“Forward this email to every special woman in your life, and don’t forget to send it back to me so I’ll know…” Have you ever shared an email chain letter like this? It’s hard to resist. You feel as if the woman who sent it to you, who thinks you’re special, will...