A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy
Edited By Edward Downs
The Dark Side of Media and Technology: A 21st Century Guide to Media and Technological Literacy is Herculean in its effort to survey for landmines in a rapidly changing media landscape. The book identifies four dark outcomes related to media and technology use in the 21st century, and balances the dark side with four points of light that are the keys to taking ownership of a media- and technology-saturated world. The text contains an impressive list of multi-disciplinary experts and cutting-edge researchers who approach 25 separate dark side issues with concise, highly readable chapters, replete with unique recommendations for navigating our mediated present and future.
The Dark Side of Media and Technology is grounded in theory and current research, but possesses an appeal similar to a page-turning dystopian novel; as a result, this volume should be of interest to scholars, students, and curious lay-readers alike. It should be the "go-to" text for anyone who is interested in learning what the research says about how we use media and technology, as well as how media and technology use us.
Chapter Three: Technologies of Mass Deception? War of the Worlds, Twitter, and a History of Fake and Misleading News in the United States (Nicholas David Bowman / Elizabeth L. Cohen)
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Technologies of Mass Deception?
War of the Worlds, Twitter, and a History of Fake and Misleading News in the United States
NICHOLAS DAVID BOWMAN & ELIZABETH L. COHEN
Manipulate a little information;
Bounce some empty rhetoric to the believers;
And you have a fine recipe for instant violence.
Humans are such simple creatures.
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