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Attack from within : how disinformation is sabotaging America / Barbara McQuade.

McQuade, Barbara, (author.).

Summary:
"American society is more polarized than ever before. We are strategically being pushed apart by disinformation-the deliberate spreading of lies disguised as truth-and it comes at us from all sides: opportunists on the far right, Russian misinformed social media influencers, among others. It's endangering our democracy and causing havoc in our electoral system, schools, hospitals, workplaces, and in our Capitol. Advances in technology including rapid developments in artificial intelligence threaten to make the problems even worse by amplifying false claims and manufacturing credibility. In Attack from Within, scholar and MSNBC legal expert Barbara McQuade shows us how to identify the ways disinformation is seeping into all facets of our society and how we can fight against it with practical solutions to strengthen the public, media, and truth-based politics. Disinformation is designed to evoke a strong emotional response to push us toward more extreme views, unable to find common ground with others. The false claims that led to the breathtaking attack on our Capitol in 2020 may have been only a dress rehearsal. Attack from Within shows us how to prevent it from happening again, thus preserving our country's hard-won democracy"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781644213636
  • ISBN: 164421363X
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-355) and index.
Subject: Communication in politics > United States.
Social media > Political aspects > United States.
Disinformation > United States.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.

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  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Palmerton Area Library 320.973 M45 (Text) 65000000077695 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Parkland Community Library 320.973 MCQ (Text) 34422007417476 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 05/24/2024


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