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Did Personal Data Aid Obama Campaign?

Ventriloquist Wrote: Jul 06, 2013 3:18 PM
Not a narrative, fact! Admittedly, Obama had a better ground game... free cell phones free housing, food stamps, and welfare will buy you a lot of votes.

The IRS has been credibly accused of targeting conservatives as a way to minimize their participation in the 2014 elections.  But there is a mirror image to their suppression in the last cycle; the Obama campaign's utilization of Big Data to bring liberal partisans to the polls.

It was something that the press writing of admiringly both before and after the election, for example: 

Time: How Obama's number-crunchers helped him win

Businessweek: Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Big-Data Brains

Other outlets have confessed to some trepidation:

Gizmodo: How the Obama Campaign Uses Your Personal Information to Get...