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Federal Election Commission

Base election decisions on knowledge, not merely information

How do we respond to all the information we are bombarded with every day from a myriad of sources? As my broker recently informed me, by the end of 2014, it is estimated that there will be one trillion connected objects and devices on our planet. These devices generate more than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data every day — information about almost everything under the sun, the vast majority of which may be irrelevant, conflicting or biased, and dare we say useless and perhaps untrue. We need to remember what Albert Einstein, the German-born American physicist, said on the subject: "Information is not knowledge." And John Naisbitt, American author of "Megatrends" and...