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Published: 15 October 2018

472 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190923631

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Network Propaganda

Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts

  • Overturns the conventional wisdom that new technologies and foreign agents swung the 2016 election in Trump's favour and drove the current sense of a "post-truth" media landscape
  • Presents the most comprehensive study yet published on contemporary political communication in America, analysing millions of news stories, social media shares, and offline media coverage
  • Traces the history of political polarization and the radicalization of the American right wing
  • Challenges popular proposals for media reform and presents alternative ideas that tackle the longer term issues in American democracy
  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence

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