The Editors

The Editors

by Stephen Harrison
The Editors

The Editors

by Stephen Harrison

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Overview

“A strikingly relevant and compelling suspense novel. With the pace of a thriller and the heart of a drama, Harrison exposes the unseen battles fought in the digital trenches of today's information war." ―Taylor Lorenz, Technology Columnist, The Washington Post

Aim for Neutrality. We Need Better Sources. Anonymity is Fundamental. Keep Developing.

The editors know these principles. The editors follow them—or subvert them—every day. The editors aren’t recognized on the street, but they craft the information that is seen on nearly every internet search. Through Infopendium, the ubiquitous, crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia, the editors influence the world.

Freelance journalist Morgan Wentworth, recently laid off from PopFeed News, attends the Global Infopendium Conference in New York expecting a straightforward story to help pay the rent. But the so-called “‘pendium people” are full of surprises. PhDs rub shoulders with high school students, all quoting the project’s rules and regulations like a second language. Sure, millions of people see the facts curated by these editors, but who really cares about the free encyclopedia?

When a hacker attacks the conference and posts a cryptic message, it becomes clear that somebody does. And Morgan decides to find out who. But the path through an online information war is far from clear. Foreign governments, billionaires, and a global virus threaten to sway the truth on Infopendium.

And far from Morgan’s sight, in places as different as Beijing and Kansas, some of the editors have plans of their own . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950301676
Publisher: Inkshares
Publication date: 08/06/2024
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 9,422
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Harrison is a writer and tech lawyer based in Dallas. His fiction and nonfiction pieces have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, WIRED, and Slate magazine. For the past five years, he has penned the column "Source Notes" about Wikipedia and the world of facts on the internet.
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