The Resource Anti-social media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan, (eaudio)

Anti-social media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan, (eaudio)

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Anti-social media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy
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Anti-social media
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how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy
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Siva Vaidhyanathan
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eng
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If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan.In Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how "social media" has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines.Facebook grew out of an ideological commitment to data-driven decision making and logical thinking. Its culture is explicitly tolerant of difference and dissent. Both its market orientation and its labor force are global. It preaches the power of connectivity to change lives for the better. Indeed, no company better represents the dream of a fully connected planet "sharing" words, ideas, and images, and no company has better leveraged those ideas into wealth and influence. Yet no company has contributed more to the global collapse of basic tenets of deliberation and democracy. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong
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Vaidhyanathan, Siva
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Narrated by Jack Garrett
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Social sciences
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Anti-social media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan, (eaudio)
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Anti-social media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan, (eaudio)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (10 hr., 20 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
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9781980014386
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not applicable
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unknown
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Z14636
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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rbdZ14636
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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