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NPR: The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences
Posted by: steve...
Date: October 10, 2018 11:44AM
Last night I had trouble sleeping, turned on my radio app and heard this interesting Fresh Air interview (about 36 minutes). I didn't realize this activity is as prevalent as it is.

P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking say social media has been manipulated to fuel popular uprisings and affect the course of military and political campaigns. Their new book is "LikeWar".

NPR Fresh Air




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Re: NPR: The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 10, 2018 12:25PM
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meh, nvm



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Re: NPR: The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 10, 2018 01:36PM
The concept of Social Media was always about a "Global Community". And of course it was gamed and weaponized and turned against humanity by opportunistic and greedy humanity. Humanity has incredible skill at turning anything into a weapon.
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Re: NPR: The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 10, 2018 03:09PM
Everything old is new again!

“In the 13th century BC, Rameses the Great spread lies and propaganda portraying the Battle of Kadesh as a stunning victory for the Egyptians; he depicted scenes of himself smiting his foes during the battle on the walls of nearly all his temples. The treaty between the Egyptians and the Hittites, however, reveals that the battle was actually a stalemate.”
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Re: NPR: The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 10, 2018 07:27PM
Social Media is all too often about a bad game of Telephone mixed up with an even worse episode of Social Vigilantes. And then the mob behavior commences…
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