P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking - Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media — at Politics and Prose at the Wharf

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Citing examples ranging from Twitter “wars” that result in actual casualties and viral information that can change the fate of a nation, Singer and Brooking show that the future of combat lies in social media. Singer, author of the classic Wired for War and an expert on twenty-first century warfare, and Brooking, a writer and research fellow specializing in conflict and social media, combine their areas of expertise for a chilling vision of how national security is increasingly vulnerable to the invasive power of technologies readily available to everyone. As they work toward a new paradigm of war in the digital age, the authors raise complex questions of privacy, truth, how to control internet trolls, and how to intervene when a country uses a phone app to police the thoughts of millions of its citizens.

 

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Non Fiction
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media By P. W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328695741
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 2nd, 2018

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