War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

By: David Patrikarakos (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

David Patrikarakos is the author of Nuclear Iran: the Birth of an Atomic State, a contributing editor at the Daily Beast, and a contributing writer at Politico. He has written for the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He lives in London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780465096145
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780465096145
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 046509614X

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