LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media


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Named a Best Book of the Year
By 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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328695741
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

P. W. SINGER is a strategist at New America and a consultant for the US military, the intelligence community, and Hollywood. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Wired for War and Ghost Fleet.
EMERSON T. BROOKING is a Resident Fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council. His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, and Rolling Stone.

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