The Trump presidency operates very differently (obviously) than those of his post-WW2 predecessors. First off, its goals are completely different: it's dismantling the neoliberal system. A system that earlier administrations built up over decades. Second, and equally as interestingly, it operates more like a network than a bureaucracy.
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A simple to change to how propaganda is developed and distributed has fundamentally altered US politics.
For our purposes, propaganda is the systematic use of...
- false, and/or
...information to influence the decision making of a target audience.
Trump's open source insurgency put him in the White House, will another open source insurgency remove him from it before the next election?
Potentially. Let's dive into this. Last fall I wrote about the potential for an anti-Trump insurgency in the US that looked very similar to the protest that kicked Mubarak out of office in Egypt.
During the 2012 US Presidential election, the Romney campaign was accused of buying fake Twitter followers from a bot network after he gained a whopping ~150,000 new followers in one day. Romney's following jumped 17% in one day, providing him with a significant bump in the general perception of his grassroots popularity and support for a paltry ~$2,700 ($18 per thousand followers).
There's a war for the future being waged online. It's being fought across the world's online social networks, and the outcomes of these online battles increasingly dictate the outcome of what happens later in the real world.
One of the most successful tactics used in this war is the manipulation of language in order to confuse, scare, nullify or outrage targeted audiences with the objective of making money, aggregating political power, and disrupting opponents.