Long before most of the world had ever heard the terms "disinformation" , "trolls", "bots" or "fake news", Sam Woolley had begun to study these new, destructive forces eroding democracy in the digital age. The Reality Game is a compelling book. Policymakers in Washington, Brussels, and Silicon Valley, as well as all citizens of the world concerned about truth and democracy must read this book.
This is a crucial book for understanding online misinformation, disinformation, and outright propaganda. Like a good doctor, Sam Woolley has given us an excellent diagnosis of this problem and laid out a treatment plan. Now it's up to politicians and the public to heed his timely advice..
While the rest of us have been processing our shock at the fake news crisis, Sam Woolley has been anticipating what's coming next. This a mind-blowing and essential book for a future that's practically already here, whether we know it or not. This book scares the hell out of me, but if we listen to Woolley's wake-up call, then I also have hope.