Category Archives: Politics

USA-UK Trade Data in Two Charts

How important is the UK to the USA as a trading partner?

Here is the data from the US Census for Septembre 2017.

For the US, the UK represents a whopping 4% of total worldwide exports and 2% all imports.

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 19.50.13Downlod the table USA-UK Trade Data

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Using Extremist Politics to Make Money on Twitter

I was searching for “Sessions” and “Russia” on twitter and found a series a similar posts published within minutes of one another as you can see below from the time stamps.

I then clicked on some of these and it turns out that not only these post are near identical, but that they have similar features: same posts, same links and same number of tweets (around 10.7k).

Crucially, if you click on the link viid.me…. it will take you to an advertisement. So it seems as though all these accounts are automated. They relay highly charged political news and bait people into clicking on those links to make advertising money.

Here is a video I recorded that summarises all of the above.

Trump’s Deflection Tactics

Earlier today Trump tweeted the following.

In other words, we are lead to conclude that the network AONN (One American News Network) has conducted its own independent research and that this investigation found that Trump dossier is false.

Trump does not provide a link to any story on AONN, not even the link to the channel itself, just the twitter account.

Indeed, if you search for “complete fraud” nothing that relates to the Trump dossier exists.

So the tactic is as follows, deflect attention to another source and hope that most people will not bother to search further.

One American News Network is owned by Herring Network Inc. According to Bloomberg, it has no key executives recorded. In other words we don’t know who is behind it.

One America News Network

Where is the fraud report?