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“We live in a world of bots and trolls and cu­rated news feeds, in which re­al­ity is ba­si­cally up for grabs. A new book ti­tled ‘LikeWar: The Weaponiza­tion of So­cial Me­dia’ ex­plores how this is trans­form­ing our cul­ture and up­end­ing the old rules of pol­i­tics and even war. In it, au­thors Peter W. Singer and Emer­son Brook­ing ar­gue that the dis­tinc­tions be­tween en­ter­tain­ment and pol­i­tics, war and peace, and even civil­ian and soldier are grad­u­ally dis­ap­pear­ing. So­cial me­dia, the au­thors claim, is ... chang­ing how we think, how we ac­quire in­for­ma­tion, and how we make sense of the world around us.”

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