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The Resource Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation, Andrew Marantz

Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation, Andrew Marantz

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Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation
Title
Antisocial
Title remainder
online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Marantz
Title variation
Anti-social
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eng
Summary
"For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers" -- the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly -- from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room -- and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. Combining the keen narrative detail of Bill Buford's Among the Thugs and the sweep of George Packer's The Unwinding, Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape -- the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread -- from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?" --
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Marantz, Andrew
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non fiction
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Penguin Random House
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  • Right-wing extremists
  • Radicalism
  • White supremacy movements
  • Social media
  • Internet
  • Online social networks
  • Internet
  • Online social networks
  • Radicalism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Social media
  • White supremacy movements
  • United States
Label
Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation, Andrew Marantz
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part 1. DeploraBall -- Part 2. A human superpower -- Part 3. Too big to ignore -- Part 4. The Swamp -- Part 5. The American berserk -- Part 6. A night for freedom
Control code
on1110919415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780525522263
Lccn
2019030179
Label
Antisocial : online extremists, techno-utopians, and the hijacking of the American conversation, Andrew Marantz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part 1. DeploraBall -- Part 2. A human superpower -- Part 3. Too big to ignore -- Part 4. The Swamp -- Part 5. The American berserk -- Part 6. A night for freedom
Control code
on1110919415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780525522263
Lccn
2019030179

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