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Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America

Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America (Paperback)

By Marantz, Andrew

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    11 Nov 20

'An absorbing study of online propaganda and its threat to democracy' - Guardian, Book of the Day. This is a story about how the extreme became mainstream. It reveals how the truth became 'fake news', how fringe ideas spread, and how a candidate many dismissed as a joke was prope...lled to the presidency by the dark side of the internet. For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded with alt-right propagandists, who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. He also spent time with the social-media entrepreneurs who made this possible, through their naive and reckless ambition, by disrupting all of the traditional information systems. Join Marantz as some of the biggest brains in Silicon Valley teach him how to make content go viral; as he hangs out with the conspiracists, white supremacists and nihilist trolls using these ideas to make their memes, blogs and podcasts incredibly successful; and as he meets some of the people led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization. Antisocial is about how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then becomes reality. By telling the story of the people who hijacked the American conversation, Antisocial will help you understand the world they have created, in which we all now live.
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ISBN 9781509882526
Released NZ 11 Nov 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509882526
Stock Release date is 11 November 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 11 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marantz, Andrew
Category Reportage & Collected Journalism: From C 1900 -
Conservatism & Right-Of-Centre Democratic Ideologies
Elections & Referenda
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 303.48402854678
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Radicalism - United States, Mass media and propaganda - United States, Internet - Moral and ethical aspects - United States, Right-wing extremists - United States, Political culture - United States
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text General/trade