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Web of Deceit

Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media

by Anne P. Mintz(ed.) ; Amber Benham(contrib.) ; Eli Edwards(contrib.) ; Ben Fractenberg(contrib.) ; Laura Gordon-Murnane(contrib.) ; Cynthia Hetherington(contrib.) ; Deborah A. Liptak(contrib.) ; Meg Smith(contrib.) ; Craig Thompson(contrib.)
Web of Deceit by Anne P. Mintz
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Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boomepitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitterthe success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger scale. An invaluable guide to safe internet usage, this resource explains the importance of guarding privacy and identity online, spotting misinformation, avoiding charity scams, and evaluating websites.
Information Today, Inc.; February 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9781937290634
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Title: Web of Deceit
Author: Anne P. Mintz; Amber Benham; Eli Edwards; Ben Fractenberg; Laura Gordon-Murnane; Cynthia Hetherington; Deborah A. Liptak; Meg Smith; Craig Thompson