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Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media
For all its amazing benefits, the worldwide social media phenomenon—epitomized by such sites as Facebook, Myspace, eBay, Twitter, and craigslist—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.
In this eye-opening follow-up to her popular 2002 book, Web of Deception, Anne P. Mintz brings together a team of expert researchers, journalists, and subject experts to explain how misinformation is intentionally spread and to illuminate the dangers in a range of critical areas.
Web of Deceit is a must-read for any internet user who wants to avoid being victimized by liars, thieves, and propagandists in the age of ubiquitous social media.
Mintz, Anne P., ed. Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media. Medford, NJ, CyberAge Books, 2012. 224 pp.
ISBN 978-0-910965-91-0 $29.95