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Author Mintz, Anne P
Title Web of Deceit : Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media
Imprint Medford : Information Today, Inc., 2012
©2012
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Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Note Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True Anne P. Mintz -- CHAPTER 1 Social Media and Intentional Misinformation Meg Smith -- CHAPTER 2 They Know Where You Live: Guarding Your Privacy and Identity Cynthia Hetherington -- CHAPTER 3 Demonizing the "Other" Eli Edwards -- CHAPTER 4 Ebuyer Beware Ben Fractenberg -- CHAPTER 5 Information Warfare and Cybersecurity Deborah A. Liptak -- CHAPTER 6 The Intentional Misleading of the American Public: Political Misinformation Laura Gordon-Murnane -- CHAPTER 7 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 -- ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mintz, Anne P. Web of Deceit : Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media Medford : Information Today, Inc.,c2012 9780910965910
Subject History -- Study and teaching.;History -- Research
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Alt Author Benham, Amber
Edwards, Eli
Fractenberg, Ben
Gordon-Murnane, Laura
Hetherington, Cynthia
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