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The Resource Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel

Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel

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Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it
Title
Information wars
Title remainder
how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it
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Richard Stengel
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How we lost the global battle against disinformation and what we can do about it
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eng
Summary
  • "In February of 2013, Richard Stengel, the former editor-in-chief of Time, joined the Obama administration as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Within days, two shocking events made world-wide headlines: ISIS executed American journalist James Foley on a graphic video seen by tens of millions, and Vladimir Putin's "little green men"--Russian special forces--invaded Crimea, amid a blizzard of Russian denials and false flags. What these events had in common besides their violent lawlessness is that they were the opening salvos in a new era of global information war, where countries and non-state actors use social media and disinformation to create their own narratives and undermine anyone who opposes them. Stengel was thrust onto the front lines of this battle as he was tasked with responding to the relentless weaponizing of information and grievance by ISIS, Russia, China, and others. He saw the scale of what he was up against and found himself hopelessly outgunned. Then, in 2016, the wars Stengel was fighting abroad came home during the presidential election, as "fake news" became a rallying cry and the Russians used the techniques they learned in Ukraine to influence the election here. Rarely has an accomplished journalist been not only a close observer but also a principal participant in the debates and decisions of American foreign policy. Stengel takes you behind the scenes in the ritualized world of diplomacy, from the daily 8:30 morning huddle with a restless John Kerry to a midnight sit-down in Saudi Arabia with the prince of darkness Mohammed bin Salman. The result is a rich account of a losing battle against trolls and bots--who are every bit as insidious as their names imply."--
  • In February of 2013 Richard Stengel joined the Obama administration as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Within days ISIS executed American journalist James Foley on a graphic video seen by tens of millions, and Russian special forces invaded Crimea, amid a blizzard of Russian denials and false flags. These events were the opening salvos in a new era of global information war, where countries and non-state actors use social media and disinformation to create their own narratives and undermine anyone who opposes them. In 2016, during the presidential election, "fake news" became a rallying cry. Stengel takes you behind the scenes in the world of diplomacy, to examine our losing battle against trolls and bots. -- adapted from jacket
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Stengel, Richard
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355.3/43
Index
index present
LC call number
U163
LC item number
.S73 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • IS (Organization)
  • United States
  • IS (Organization)
  • United States
  • Information warfare
  • Disinformation
  • Ukraine Conflict, 2014-
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Mass media and international relations
  • Internet and international relations
  • Social media
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Disinformation
  • Employees
  • Information warfare
  • Internet and international relations
  • Mass media
  • Mass media and international relations
  • Mass media and war
  • Social media
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
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Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-339) and index
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multicolored
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Contents
Welcome to State -- Getting There -- The Job -- Information War -- The Battle Is Engaged -- Disruption -- What to Do About Disinformation
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  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic harcover edition.
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1 online resource (357 pages)
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9780802147998
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  • (OCoLC)1135475856
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Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-339) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to State -- Getting There -- The Job -- Information War -- The Battle Is Engaged -- Disruption -- What to Do About Disinformation
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic harcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802147998
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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76d7c527-ca43-4d30-84e6-01d83bae3f7b
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)1135475856
  • (OCoLC)on1135475856

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