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Likewar : the weaponization of social media / P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking.

Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren), author. (Author). Brooking, Emerson T., author. (Added Author).
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Moorhead Public Library 302.231 SIN (Text) 33500012817292 New Checked out 05/28/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781328695741
  • ISBN: 1328695743
  • Physical Description: 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-384) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The war begins : an introduction to LikeWar -- Every wire a nerve : how the Internet changed the world -- The truth is out there : social media and the end of secrets -- The empires strike back : censorship, disinformation, and the burial of truth -- The unreality machine : the business of veracity vs. virality -- Win the net, win the day : the new wars for attention ... and power -- LikeWar : the conflicts that drive the Web and the world -- Masters of the universe : the new rules and rulers of LikeWar -- Conclusion: What do we know, what can we do?
Summary, etc.: "Social media has been weaponized, as state hackers and rogue terrorists have seized upon Twitter and Facebook to create chaos and destruction. This urgent report is required reading, from defense expert P.W. Singer and Council on Foreign Relations fellow Emerson Brooking"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    *Starred Review* Social media promised to bring people together and connect us in new ways to make the world a better place, and that has been accomplished. But social media have also brought together terrorists, authoritarian forces, white supremacists, religious extremists, and others who do real harm in the real world. Defense experts Singer (Wired for War, 2009) and Brooking explain how social media have been weaponized, blurring the lines between technology, politics, and war to create a new online global battlefield that sees perpetual action. In this important resource, the authors describe how this new form of warfare is waged not only to hold the public's constant attention but also to seize control over reality. Defining new terminology and highlighting governmental digital policies, they discuss the dynamics and consequences of disinformation, trolling, botnets, and flashy or outrageous videos, all meant to alter and control public perception. More than 100 pages of source notes attest to the thoroughness of their research, and Singer and Brooking have gone to very dark cyber places to bring these facts to light, analyzing ideas and organizations that may give readers nightmares and that can catalyze actual violence. LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

P. W. SINGER is a strategist at New America, an editor at Popular Science, and the author of several best-selling books, including Wired for War and Ghost Fleet.
EMERSON T. BROOKING is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has written for the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Popular Science.

Subject: Social media > Political aspects.
Internet > Political aspects.
Mass media and propaganda.
Hacking > Political aspects.
Internet > Political aspects.
Mass media and propaganda.
Social media > Political aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Government > International.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Future Studies.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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