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War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday 08/August/2017 - 08:19 AM
Sada El Balad

Modern warfare is a war of narratives، where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist، if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war. Here، journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare. He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype، a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news، and many others to explore the way social media has transformed the way we fight، win، and consume wars-and what this means for the world going forward.

About the Author
David Patrikarakos is the author of Nuclear Iran: the Birth of an Atomic State، a contributing editor at the Daily Beast، and a contributing writer at Politico. He has written for the New York Times، Financial Times، Wall Street Journal، and many other publications. He lives in London.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Basic Books (November 14، 2017)
Language: English
Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches

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