Monday, June 26, 2017

Hacking Tinder To Sway UK Election

NYT: Hacking Tinder to sway the UK election:
[W]e designed a chatbot, a smart computer program that deployed an adaptable script. In the two days ahead of the election earlier this month, the chatbot struck up conversations with thousands of young people between 18 and 25 years old on Tinder. The chatbot talked about politics, with the aim of getting voters to help oust the Conservative government. The results were amazing. Over 30,000 messages reached young people in key constituencies.
You know we'll see something like this in the US very very soon.