In Missouri’s 2018 senate race, incumbent Claire McCaskill was beating her opponent Josh Hawley in the polls. Then, in the six weeks before the election, there was an abnormal usage of the work ‘Korea’ on social media. In this episode of the Breaking Math podcast, Veriphix founder and CEO John Fuisz explains how keywords like ‘Korea’ trigger issues that can manipulate a population’s beliefs about a political candidate. In this case, ‘Korea’ spiked and McCaskill lost.
John joins Sophia Baca and Gabriel Hesch of Breaking Math to explain the dynamics of forecasting.
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