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The Resource Likewar : the weaponization of social media, P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking

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

Label
Likewar : the weaponization of social media
Title
Likewar
Title remainder
the weaponization of social media
Statement of responsibility
P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
Title variation
Like war
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away. 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. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace 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. They explore how ISIS copies the Instagram tactics of Taylor Swift, a former World of Warcraft addict foils war crimes thousands of miles away, internet trolls shape elections, and China uses a smartphone app to police the thoughts of 1.4 billion citizens. What can be kept secret in a world of networks? Does social media expose the truth or bury it? And what role do ordinary people now play in international conflicts? Delving into the web's darkest corners, we meet the unexpected warriors of social media, such as the rapper turned jihadist PR czar and the Russian hipsters who wage unceasing infowars against the West. Finally, looking to the crucial years ahead, LikeWar outlines a radical new paradigm for understanding and defending against the unprecedented threats of our networked world."--Dust jacket
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Singer, P. W.
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brooking, Emerson T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social media
  • Internet
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Hacking
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Internet
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • Social media
Target audience
adult
Label
Likewar : the weaponization of social media, P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-384) and index
Contents
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?
Control code
on1021802806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781328695741
Lccn
2018017519
System control number
(OCoLC)1021802806
Label
Likewar : the weaponization of social media, P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-384) and index
Contents
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?
Control code
on1021802806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781328695741
Lccn
2018017519
System control number
(OCoLC)1021802806

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