Network propaganda : manipulation, disinformation, and radicalization in American politics
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Faris, Rob, author.
Roberts, Hal author.
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Physical Desc
ix, 462 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Riverside Campus
JK526 2016 .B46 2018

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Book
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English
ISBN
0190923628, 0190923636, 9780190923624, 9780190923631
UPC
40028842180

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Is social media destroying democracy? Are Russian propaganda or "Fake news" entrepreneurs on Facebook undermining our sense of a shared reality? A conventional wisdom has emerged since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 that new technologies and their manipulation by foreign actors played a decisive role in his victory and are responsible for the sense of a "post-truth" moment in which disinformation and propaganda thrives. Network Propaganda challenges that received wisdom through the most comprehensive study yet published on media coverage of American presidential politics from the start of the election cycle in April 2015 to the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency. Analyzing millions of news stories together with Twitter and Facebook shares, broadcast television and YouTube, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the architecture of contemporary American political communications. Through data analysis and detailed qualitative case studies of coverage of immigration, Clinton scandals, and the Trump Russia investigation, the book finds that the right-wing media ecosystem operates fundamentally differently than the rest of the media environment. The authors argue that longstanding institutional, political, and cultural patterns in American politics interacted with technological change since the 1970s to create a propaganda feedback loop in American conservative media. This dynamic has marginalized centre-right media and politicians, radicalized the right wing ecosystem, and rendered it susceptible to propaganda efforts, foreign and domestic. For readers outside the United States, the book offers a new perspective and methods for diagnosing the sources of, and potential solutions for, the perceived global crisis of democratic politics.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Benkler, Y., Faris, R., & Roberts, H. (2018). Network propaganda: manipulation, disinformation, and radicalization in American politics . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Benkler, Yochai, Rob, Faris and Hal Roberts. 2018. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Benkler, Yochai, Rob, Faris and Hal Roberts. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Benkler, Yochai,, Rob Faris, and Hal Roberts. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics Oxford University Press, 2018.

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