Media Manipulation

One of the most dangerous trends of our time: Harnessing the vast new possibilities of the digital age, malicious actors find it easier than ever to disseminate lies and conspiracy theories. With minimal effort and resources they can destabilize whole societies and even influence elections. Read these summaries and learn how they operate, what damage they inflict and how a free and open society can defend against them.


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Summaries

Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

Cass R. Sunstein

Princeton UP, 2017

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Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Roger McNamee

Penguin Press, 2019

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The Truth About Bias and the News

Eric Alterman

Basic Books, 2003

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A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News

Cindy Otis

Feiwel & Friends, 2020

R 9

Danielle Citron

TED, 2019

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