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Web of deceit : misinformation and manipulation in the age of social media

Author: Anne P Mintz
Publisher: Medford, N.J. : CyberAge Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom-epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter-the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne P Mintz
ISBN: 9780910965910 0910965919
OCLC Number: 726821220
Description: xxi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: If it's on the internet, it must be true / Anne P. Mintz --
Social media and intentional misinformation / Meg Smith --
They know where you live : guarding your privacy and identity / Cynthia Hetherington --
Demonizing the "other" / Eli Edwards --
Ebuyer beware / Ben Fractenberg --
Information warfare and cybersecurity / Deborah A. Liptak --
The intentional misleading of the American public : political misinformation / Laura Gordon-Murnane --
Charity scams / Craig Thompson --
Concluding thoughts / Anne P. Mintz --
Appendix A. Evaluating websites / Amber Benham --
Appendix B. The technologies of deceit : an annotated glossary / Deborah A. Liptak.
Responsibility: edited by Anne P. Mintz.
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Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom-epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter-the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger scale. An invaluable guide to safe internet usage, this resource explains the importance of guarding privacy and identity online, spotting misinformation, avoiding charity scams, and evaluating websites.

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