For all its amazing benefits, the worldwide social media phenomenon has provided manipulative people and organizations with the tools, and human targets, that allow hoaxes and con games to be perpetrated on a vast scale. A decade after the publication of Web Of Deception, Anne P. Mintz returns with a new teams of researchers, journalists, and subject experts to explain how misinformation is intentionally spread and to illuminate specific dangers.
Web of Deceit is essential reading for any internet user who wants to avoid being victimized by liars, thieves and propagandists in the age of ubiquitous social media.
paperback, 199 pages
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Social Media and Intentional Misinformation
Chapter 2: They Know Where You Live: Guarding Your Privacy and Identity
Chapter 3: Demonizing the "Other"
Chapter 4: Ebuyer Beware
Chapter 5: Information Warfare and Cybersecurity
Chapter 6: The Intentional Misleading of the American Public: Political Misinformation
Chapter 7: Charity Scams
Appendix A: Evaluating Websites
Appendix B: The Technologies of Deceit: An Annotated Glossary