Thursday, July 18, 2019
18 Jul 2019
“The goal of weaponized social media is not to replace the truth with a single, coherent lie. Instead, it is to sow doubt and confusion about what is true and what is not.”
– Doyle Hodges –
Make no mistake, social media has been weaponized and last year the book Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media shone a light on how state and non-state actors use these platforms to alter, change and shape how you perceive truth. It’s a fascinating study of the powerful danger social media poses when wielded for nefarious means. (And also quite useful for understanding how the opinions of your customers and employees are being shaped). Click here for the book Likewar or, if time is short and Twitterbook is calling for your attention, Click here for a recent book review published by the U.S. Naval War College Review.