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.
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..
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.