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Democracy hacked: how technology is destabilising global politics

Democracy hacked: how technology is destabilising global politics

Moore, Martin, 1970- author

Democracy isn't dying. It's mutating. In the space of one election cycle, authoritarian governments, moneyed elites and fringe hackers figured out how to game elections, bypass democratic processes, and turn social networks into battlefields. Facebook, Google, and Twitter - where our politics now takes place - have lost control and are struggling to claw it back. Prepare for a new strain of democracy. A world of datafied citizens, real-time surveillance, enforced wellness and pre-crime. Where switching your mobile platform will have more impact on your life than switching your government. Where freedom and privacy are seen as incompatible with social wellbeing and compulsory transparency. As our lives migrate online, we have become increasingly vulnerable to digital platforms founded on selling your attention to the highest bidder

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Oneworld, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Martin Moore
ISBN: 178607575X, 9781786075758
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2018.
Physical Description: xvi, 320 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Information warfare.; Democracy.; Politics and Government.; Hacktivism.