Articles by sam

Covid Death Rates: Is the data correct?

May 6, 2020 | sam

Getting correct data on covid-19 cases is important to obtain up-to-date information on how the disease is progressing. It's also necessary create models and make accurate forecasts.  However, I'm starting to think most of the charts we see for covid cases over time are incorrect. The reason is these datasets ...
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Can Trade Explain Covid -19 Cases?

March 10, 2020 | sam

TLDR: I've found an association between number of people that tested positive for COVID-19 in a country and imports from China. In addition there are particular industries that are particularly correlated with COVID-19 rates. Iran is still an outlier taking this information into account.  Intro: Coronavirus (COVID-19) rates of infection ...
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What Were IRA Facebook Objectives in 2016 Election?

January 1, 2020 | sam

The Internet Research Agency (IRA), funded by friends of Russian Intelligence, used social media to try to influence the US 2016 election. They did so in an elaborate and systematic fashion. While the number of purchased ads and money spent on Facebook was small there were significant resources devoted to this ...
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Did Russia Use Manafort’s Polling Data in 2016 Election?

October 13, 2019 | sam

Introduction:On August 2, 2016 then Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, gave polling data to Konstantin Kalimnik a Russian widely assumed to be a spy. Before then Manafort ordered his protege, Rick Gates, to share polling data with Kilmnik. Gates periodically did so starting April or May. The Mueller Report stated it ...
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Mueller Report Volume 1: Network Analysis

August 18, 2019 | sam

settle down and have another cup of coffee code TLDR There are a lot of Russian’s talking to a lot of Trump campaign members in Mueller report. There are so many it’s tough to get your head around it all. In this post I attempted some network analysis ...
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