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Non-fiction book: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

Date:
April 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freethought Library
1507 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, tx 78756 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry – Austin

Description:

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
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. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones.