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Whats app being weaponised for Brazil election

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45956557

 

TLDR: phone numbers are being gathered either illegally or legally, and being put into what's app groups, then being sent loads of stuff, be it marketing or political

People can use a scanner to input key words or groups, then it goes around the web finding numbers from facebook or wherever.

Then the people are sent memes with a message, be it political like smear campaigns, or marketing like "buy this new kettle and make tea is milliseconds" (not and actually quote) 

Marketers are freely admitting that they are doing this, but said its not a particularly efficient way of doing it compared to more conventional methods

 

 

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That's a new one

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Breaking news: spam callers are generating random phone numbers and selling scams to people over the phone.

 

Oh wait, sorry, I though it was 1980.

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3 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Breaking news: spam callers are generating random phone numbers and selling scams to people over the phone.

 

Oh wait, sorry, I though it was 1980.

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@YaBoiWill Please do not forget to include a quote relating to the article and opinion/point of discussion as per the Tech News. As of currently it has been moved to General Discussion until updated. 

 

 

 

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Maybe better then Weapons being weaponized for political use?

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As a Brazilian, the fake news are a really big problem. The candidate  Jair Bolsonaro - which is pretty much the antichrist - has lots of crazy voters. People that believe the opposition will choose the sex of children when they are 5yo, or that "they" are giving penis shaped bottles to infants in the daycarr to turn them gay. Its nasty stuff 

Ultra is stupid. ALWAYS.

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2 hours ago, Taja said:

As a Brazilian, the fake news are a really big problem. The candidate  Jair Bolsonaro - which is pretty much the antichrist - has lots of crazy voters. People that believe the opposition will choose the sex of children when they are 5yo, or that "they" are giving penis shaped bottles to infants in the daycarr to turn them gay. Its nasty stuff 

I'm also brazilian and totally agree... ?

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8 hours ago, Taja said:

As a Brazilian, the fake news are a really big problem. The candidate  Jair Bolsonaro - which is pretty much the antichrist - has lots of crazy voters. People that believe the opposition will choose the sex of children when they are 5yo, or that "they" are giving penis shaped bottles to infants in the daycarr to turn them gay. Its nasty stuff 

And the opposition is a puppet man to the now incarcerated president Lula, a president who had no qualification and backed up the worst ever corruption scandal in Brazil. PT sucked Brazilians dry for the last decade and everybody knows that, i wish we had better choices for alternatives to the PT scum, but i'm voting for Bolsonaro in this one.

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2 hours ago, Chevy_Monsenhor said:

And the opposition is a puppet man to the now incarcerated president Lula, a president who had no qualification and backed up the worst ever corruption scandal in Brazil. PT sucked Brazilians dry for the last decade and everybody knows that, i wish we had better choices for alternatives to the PT scum, but i'm voting for Bolsonaro in this one.

Im not radical so I wont start a political discussion and I believe EVERYONE is entitled to their vote, as much as i disagree with them.

That being said, the only reason im voting for PT (which I never tought would happen) is Bolsonaro himself. If it were any other person, literally, I would vote for them, but Bolsonaro is goes against all my core values and I think he is incopetent at. At least if PT Wins they will have a fierce opposition and wont do much damage.

 

 

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