If Target is baby’s play as compared to Facebook, Facebook is ten times worse than the alleged Russian meddling business. We are dealing here with all-inclusive comprehensive data sold to any advertiser, mined by any organization (at their own course, for sure and of course) and then sold to anyone who wants to buy it for any purpose at all from political propaganda (in fact mental and civil manipulation if not bullying and harassing) to phishing, racket, extortion of anything possible, blackmailing, etc. That represent more than 250,000 people moved towards one particular vote at each intervention. How often did Trump and Bannon used that data base? Ten times? You’re kidding, ain’t you? Even so ten times = 2.5 million voters led to a vote they did not necessarily had decided to cast before. If Bannon used that data base as often as Trump uses Twitter, then we come closer to 50 million. And these calculations only consider the people who are directly targeted but these people pass the message to others who are not in the data base. This operation, Cambridge Analytica, is the worst ever rigging of an election with dishonest means in the whole world. Frankly the Russians are amateurs when compared to that.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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