War in 140 Characters

How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
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Author(s): David Patrikarakos
Original Publish Date: Nov 14, 2017
Product Number: EB00702434
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541698703
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war. Here, journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare. He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype, a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news, and many others to explore the way social media has transformed the way we fight, win, and consume wars-and what this means for the world going forward.

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