LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media


Super Savings Item! Save 36% on the LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at SADC Network. MPN: 51771797. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Named a Best Book of the YearBy Amazon and Foreign Affairs Magazine Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. War, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battle space that plays out on our smartphones. P. W.


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Named a Best Book of the YearBy Amazon and Foreign Affairs Magazine Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. War, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battle space that plays out on our smartphones. P. W. Singer and Emerson Brooking tackle the mind‑bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.  Delving into the web’s darkest corners, LikeWar outlines a radical new paradigm for understanding and defending against the unprecedented threats of our networked world.  An Amazon Best Book of October 2018: Were you looking for more reasons to worry about the future, or the present? LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media will fuel your nightmares. P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking’s treatise travels well beyond the disinformation and fake news we’re all now familiar with (right?), addressing the ways the internet and our social networks will be deployed in actual war: recruiting terrorists, inflicting sabotage remotely on a vast scale, and even Matrix-grade reality manipulation. Backed by over 100 pages of notes, LikeWar is sober, deeply researched, and still compulsively readable. Comparisons to On War and The Art of War are apt, while likely optimistic—given the accelerating pace of technology, any reasonable futurist can expect to see their predictions become obsolete in three to five years, or maybe two. But even if the specifics change, the principle holds: Disruption is coming, and we are not ready. It’s frightening, but as individuals, we are far from helpless. As Singer and Brooking conclude, “Social media is extraordinarily powerful…. Yet within this network, and in each of the battles on it, we all have the power of choice.” —Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review

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Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Manufacturer:
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category:
Internet & Social Media
MPN:
51771797
Release Date:
2018-10-02
EAN:
9781328695741
ISBN:
1328695743
Part Number:
51771797
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Array
Publisher:
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date:
2018-10-02
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.4 pounds
Item Size:
6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
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1.55 pounds
Package Size:
6 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches

 


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