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



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


Description

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