Overview


Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom—epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter—the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger ...
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Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media

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Overview


Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom—epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter—the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger scale. An invaluable guide to safe internet usage, this resource explains the importance of guarding privacy and identity online, spotting misinformation, avoiding charity scams, and evaluating websites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937290634
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 906,653
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Anne P. Mintz formerly worked for several decades as director of information centers in the fields of media and investment banking. She is the author of Web of Deception. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True Anne P. Mintz ix

Chapter 1 Social Media and Intentional Misinformation Meg Smith 1

Chapter 2 They Know Where You Live: Guarding Your Privacy and Identity Cynthia Hetherington 21

Chapter 3 Demonizing the "Other" Eli Edwards 41

Chapter 4 Ebuyer Beware Ben Fractenberg 57

Chapter 5 Information Warfare and Cybersecurity Deborah A. Liptak 81

Chapter 6 The Intentional Misleading of the American Public: Political Misinformation Laura Gordon-Murnane 107

Chapter 7 Charity Scams Craig Thompson 133

Concluding Thoughts Anne P. Mintz 149

Appendix A Evaluating Websites Amber Benham 153

Appendix B The Technologies of Deceit: An Annotated Glossary Deborah A. Liptak 163

About The Contributors 183

Index 187

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