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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Oct 21

            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 this fully updated paperback edition of 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. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hate, Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
              

            Hate, Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taibbi, Matt

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 21

            In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as the news is, i...n fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism's dirty tricks. Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, Hate Inc. will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.
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            ISBN 9781682194072
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher OR Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Apr 2021
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            The Screen Thief HB
              

            The Screen Thief HB (Hardback)

            By Docherty, Helen; Illustrated by Docherty, Thomas

            • RRP: $32.17
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            Look out! There's a Snaffle about, and she'll eat your screen as a snack! The Snaffle just wants to play, but everyone's too busy staring at their screens. It's only when the Snaffle chomps down every last screen in the city, that the fun can really begin . . .

            ISBN 9781407199146
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Apr 2021
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            Psychology of the Media
             

            Psychology of the Media (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giles, David

            • RRP: $53.99
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            From body image to social networking, the media has a huge influence on how we view ourselves and others and this engaging text is ideal for students studying media psychology for the first time. With coverage of media violence, celebrity culture and online behaviour, this is a c...omprehensive introduction to an important subject.
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            ISBN 9780230249868
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2010
            Publisher Macmillan Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Macmillan Insights in Psychology series
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
              

            Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rid, Thomas

            • RRP: $42.50
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            • Pub Date
              20 Apr 21

            This revelatory and dramatic history of disinformation traces the rise of secret organized deception operations from the interwar period to contemporary internet troll farms We live in the age of disinformation--of organized deception. Spy agencies pour vast resources into hackin...g, leaking, and forging data, often with the goal of weakening the very foundation of liberal democracy: trust in facts. Thomas Rid, a renowned expert on technology and national security, was one of the first to sound the alarm. More than four months before the 2016 election, he warned that Russian military intelligence was carefully planning and timing a high-stakes political campaign to disrupt the democratic process. But as crafty as such so-called active measures have become, they are not new. The story of modern disinformation begins with the post-Russian Revolution clash between communism and capitalism, which would come to define the Cold War. In Active Measures, Rid reveals startling intelligence and security secrets from materials written in more than ten languages across several nations, and from interviews with current and former operatives. He exposes the disturbing yet colorful history of professional, organized lying, revealing for the first time some of the century's most significant operations--many of them nearly beyond belief. A White Russian ploy backfires and brings down a New York police commissioner; a KGB-engineered, anti-Semitic hate campaign creeps back across the Iron Curtain; the CIA backs a fake publishing empire, run by a former Wehrmacht U-boat commander, that produces Germany's best jazz magazine. Rid tracks the rise of leaking, and shows how spies began to exploit emerging internet culture many years before WikiLeaks. Finally, he sheds new light on the 2016 election, especially the role of the infamous troll farm in St. Petersburg as well as a much more harmful attack that unfolded in the shadows. Active Measures takes the reader on a guided tour deep into a v
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            ISBN 9781250787408
            Released NZ 20 Apr 2021
            Publisher Picador
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 20 Apr 2021
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            My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
             

            My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong (Paperback)

            By Bancks, Tristan; Illustrated by Gordon, Gus

            • RRP: $19.99
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            For fans of My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up, more Tom Weekly stories--still truly hilarious, and truly grossWhat if you've read My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up and you need more? What if you want to read about Tom's dog, Bando, smashing a precious vase into a million pieces, or... about Nan's doomed bid to climb Mt. Everest? What if you need to help Tom save his pet rat, Rarnald, from certain destruction, or you want to see Tom's weird body part in his playground freak show? Well, you're in luck. Prepare to cringe.
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            ISBN 9780857980373
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age Children
            Series Hoover Institution Press Publication (Hardcover)
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            Making Radio: A practical guide to working in radio in the digital age
             

            Making Radio: A practical guide to working in radio in the digital age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Ahern, Steve

            • RRP: $55.00
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            ISBN 9781742372075
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781032020723
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2011
            Publisher TL DISTRIBUTION
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and the Modern Revolution
             

            Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and the Modern Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Guides, Lightning

            • RRP: $19.50
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            Despite its critics, social networking is our newest and most powerful expression of culture, communication, and revolution. It cannot be controlled by governments. It is faster and more viral than television or radio. It is the perfect instantiation of freedom of expression, and... it rewriting all the rules --Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781942411444
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2015
            Publisher SONOMA PRESS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lightning Guides
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            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            Political Communication and COVID-19: Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis
             

            Political Communication and COVID-19: Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis (Paperback)

            Edited by Lilleker, Darren; Coman, Ioana A.; Gregor, Milos; Novelli, Edoardo

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 21

            This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book enc...ompasses the various governments' communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The chapters analyse the communication drawing on theoretical perspectives drawn from the fields of crisis communication, political communication and political psychology. In doing so the book develops a framework to assess the extent to which state communication followed the key indicators of effective communication encapsulated in the principles of: being first; being right; being credible; expressing empathy; promoting action; and showing respect. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of politics, communication and public relations, specifically on courses and modules relating to current affairs, crisis communication and strategic communication, as well as practitioners working in the field of health crisis communication.
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            ISBN 9780367636791
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Politics, Media and Political Communication
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            Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

            Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schneier, Bruce

            • RRP: $31.99
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            A world of smart devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now.

            ISBN 9780393357448
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            35 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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