LikeWar by P. W. Singer audiobook

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

By P. W. Singer  and Emerson Brooking

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664451100

  • ISBN: 9781664558939

  • ISBN: 9781664719989

Runtime: 11.35 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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. Social media are transforming war, crime, and diplomacy. Terrorists can broadcast attacks, "Twitter wars" produce real-world casualties, and enemy movements can be tracked on social platforms. War, tech, and politics have blurred into a new battle space that's as close as our own phones. P. W. Singer and Emerson Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online. In this world, ISIS copies the Twitter tactics of Taylor Swift, an accountant in Georgia foils terrorists thousands of miles away, and OSINT (open source intelligence) outpaces other forms of espionage. 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 ever deeper into the darkest corners of the web, 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.

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Author Bio: P. W. Singer

Author Bio: P. W. Singer

P. W. Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, has worked in the Pentagon and consulted for the departments of Defense and State, the CIA, and Congress. The author of several books, he has also written for such publications as the New York Times and Foreign Affairs.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 11.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English