In Jungian psychology there's an archetype called "the Shadow Magician." The Shadow Magician uses superior intellect for controlling and manipulating
the people around him in order to achieve some selfish or self-serving purpose. When detected, the first thing a Shadow Magician will do is "deny"
any wrong doing with regards to being manipulative. But anyone with a matching intellect will know something does not "smell" right.
So I've come up with a theory on the way political blogs transpire that simply does not smell right to me. But first, let's consider the motivation
of why having propaganda for controlling public opinion. The purpose of propaganda is to control the public mind. The very last thing you want as a
government is for the public to be "excited" about anything you do not want to change. Or, the other purpose of propaganda from the government
perspective is you want to get the public "excited" about something you want to have happen as if the people came up with the idea themselves.
So my theory is when ever some political thread is started. There exists artificial intelligence programs reading the posts and formulated canned
responses in such a way it cancels out any outrage. For example, say one party breaks the laws. A possible AI bot response might be to introduce
accusations of the exact same crime on the person or party making the accusation of wrong-doing. This way, public opinion never galvanizes one way
or the other. The opposite "signal" introduced into the system cancels out the original "signal" and all that is left is "noise."
Another example might be say in a discussion of CPI inflation is discuss items not in the index as a way of proving a point that inflation is not a
problem. In other words, anytime someone complains or raises some issue canned counter points are introduced into the discussion design to cancel out
any meaningful discussion that might result in the public becoming too "excited" about addressing some issue.
Consider how Artificial Intelligence is used in generating marketing content:
How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Content Marketing
"1. Automatically Generate Content
With artificial intelligence marketers can automatically generate content for simple stories such as stock updates and sports reports. You’ve
probably even read content written by an algorithm without noticing it.
It may surprise you that the following opening sentence is a sports story written solely by an algorithm:
“Tuesday was a great day for W. Roberts, as the junior pitcher threw a perfect game to carry Virginia to a 2-0 victory over George Washington at
Looks like a sentence you’ve read before, right? That’s because machines have been automatically generating content for years. Companies such as
the Associated Press, Yahoo, and Fox have been using them for quite some time."
And this one employed by Facebook:
"2. Deploy Chatbots to Interact With Users
Chatbots are computer programs that use artificial intelligence to mimic conversation with users. One example is in Facebook Messenger, which uses
chatbots to carry out quasi-conversations with users, answering queries and concerns in real time.
Companies such as Uber and 1-800 Flowers use Facebook Messenger chatbots to allow users to request a ride (without having to open the app), or to
choose their flower arrangements."
So I was thinking if AI programs were really employed in controlling public opinion then what would the responses might be to this thread. I imagine
there would be several types. There would be a class of responses making some ad hominem attack on the author in some humorous or discrediting way.
Or there would be class of responses with the words "tin foil hats" because any thread discussing any conspiracy is immediately discounted as
frivolous with the use of those words. Or there would be class of responses discounted the idea the government would ever try to manipulate the
public mind with propaganda. Or there would be class of responses driving the discussion towards some off-topic sideshow discussion.
Let's see what happens. AI detection software is now turned on. Go.
edit on 11-10-2019 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)