Google's ranking algorithm for search results could accidentally steal the presidency. "We estimate, based on win margins in national elections around the world," says Robert Epstein, a psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and one of the study's authors, "that Google could determine the outcome of upwards of 25 percent of all national elections." ... One group [in an Australian study] saw positive articles about one candidate first; the other saw positive articles about the other candidate. (A control group saw a random assortment.) The result: Whichever side people saw the positive results for, they were more likely to vote for -- by more than 48 percent. The team calls that number the "vote manipulation power," or VMP. read more
It seems that Americans can add "no more Obamas" to the oft-heard calls for no more Bushes or Clintons, despite the president's belief that he would be a shoo-in for a third term. read more
Huffpo attempts to leverage their influence to cast Trump as a sideshow. read more
Liberal trans can't stand fact, science or intellectualism.
Resorts to threats of physical violence. Updated to include
threats of curb stomping. read more