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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
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stengel
Title variation
How we lost the global battle against disinformation and what we can do about it
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Author
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Language
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 law-lessness 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."--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stengel, Richard
Dewey number
355.3/43
Index
index present
LC call number
U163
LC item number
.S73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Information warfare
  • Disinformation
  • IS (Organization)
  • Ukraine Conflict, 2014-
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Mass media and international relations
  • Internet and international relations
  • Social media
  • United States
Label
Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • 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
Control code
on1120721617
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780802147981
Lccn
2019033532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120721617
Label
Information wars : how we lost the global battle against disinformation & what we can do about it, Richard Stengel
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • 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
Control code
on1120721617
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780802147981
Lccn
2019033532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120721617

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