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  • How politicians can use new language software to manipulate voters

    CBC News - 10/05/2015

    The CBC’s technology columnist Jesse Hirsh talks about a new tool that could help politicians make you like them more and hate their opponents.

    It has been developed by a researcher at Northeastern University in Boston and could help politicians perfect the message they want like-minded voters to hear. It hasn’t hit the campaign trails yet, but Hirsch says it sound a lot like Donald Trump’s message to his voters.

    The CBC’s Conrad Collaco spoke with Hirsh about this new technology and what it means for democracy in North America. Below, read an abridged and edited transcript of the interview with Hirsh. Listen to the full interview by clicking the image at the top of this page.


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