Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media

  Web of Deceit 

Edited by Anne P. Mintz with Amber Benham, Eli Edwards, Ben Fractenberg, Laura Gordon-Murnane, Cynthia Hetherington, CFE, Deborah A. Liptak, Meg Smith, and Craig Thompson




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.

Product Details:
Copyright 2012
ISBN 0-910965-91-9
paperback, 199 pages
CyberAge Books

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