An “Authoritative and devastating account of social media’s impact” (New York Times Book Review) tells the dramatic story of how Big Tech’s breakneck race to drive engagement at all costs has fractured the world.
“An essential book for our times”.
Max Fisher tracks the ubiquity of hate speech across the globe, and how it spills over into violence, plus how it culminated during the pandemic, the 2020 election, and the Capitol Insurrection in America.
Through it all, the social-media giants refuse to intervene in any meaningful way, whilst claiming to champion free speech.
Fisher shows that this has resulted in a culture of polarisation that is based not on facts, but on misinformation, outrage, and fear…
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