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War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century

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Summary: "Journalist David Patrikarakos has reported on war zones from the Congo to Ukraine. Yet, it has become increasingly apparent that simultaneous battles are now being waged on social media platforms-- and this virtual warfare is only gaining in importance, becoming every bit as real and often more significant than the fighting on the ground. The traditional concept of war as a clear, military battle between two identifiable parties is dying, if not already dead. Instead, war is a clash of narratives, and the line between conflict and politics has become so blurred as to be almost indistinguishable. War in 140 Characters explores how social media has expanded the arena of conflict into the virtual world. Using his unprecedented access to key players, Patrikarakos brings the characters that are shaping modern warfare to vivid light. State militaries now employ social media warriors to influence the narrative online; paid Russian trolls flood the internet with tweets to create a sense of 'authentic' support for the annexation of Crimea; ISIL recruits via Skype; private civilians can single-handedly take on the world's major powers using the extraordinary capabilities of open-source social media platforms. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of media effectively, you may win the odd battle, but you will lose a twenty-first-century war. War in 140 Characters provides an essential new narrative for modern warfare, exploring how social media has transformed the way that we fight, win, and consume wars, and what that means for the world going forward."--Dust jacket flaps.

Item details

  • ISBN: 046509614X (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780465096145 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Text in English.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The citizen journalist : stories versus guns -- The soldier : the state flounders, and Homo digitalis emerges -- The officer : Militia digitalis takes to the "battlefield" -- The Facebook warrior 1 : the virtual state -- The Facebook warrior 2 : Homo digitalis on the battlefield -- The troll : the Empire strikes back -- The post-modern dictator : adventures in unreality -- The interpreter 1 : from the bedroom to the battlefield -- The interpreter 2 : man versus superpower -- The recruit : friends are close but enemies are closer -- The counterterrorist : Goliath versus a thousand slingshots.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: IS (Organization) In mass media
IS (Organization) Press coverage
Information warfare Case studies
Social media Political aspects
Propaganda Technological innovations
Online social networks Political aspects
Arab-Israeli conflict Mass media and the conflict
Ukraine Conflict, 2014- Mass media and the war
Cyberspace Political aspects
War and society
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Propaganda
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Military Policy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
Social networks Political aspects
Arab-Israeli conflict Press coverage

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