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Like War: The Rules Behind the Weaponization of Social Media

Monday, 28 October 2019
Event Location
Badcoe Theatre, BLD A56, RMC

Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking co-authored the best selling book, Like War: the weaponization of social media. This presentation will explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where victory or defeat is now only a click away. Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones.

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