Reply to post: nothing truthful about them

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

Mycho Silver badge

nothing truthful about them

How it works, in case anyone actually cares:

  • Trump accuses Germany of getting 85% of their gas from Russia, says it's a security risk.
  • The media fills up with stories that Trump lied and it's really only 52%
  • German politicians realise that getting more than half of their gas from Russia still looks bad.
  • Germany signs a deal to buy American gas.

The truth was that Germany was buying more Russian gas than most people would be comfortable with. The hyperbole/lie was that it was 85%. By focussing on the lie the media signal-boosted the truthful part and America's gas industry were the ones to profit.

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