Critical Thinking About Digital Media: Weaponized Social Media, 1st Edition

  • Sherri Mabry Gordon
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504624
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504622
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Originally conceived as a way for people to stay connected, share photographs and post information, social media has evolved. Today, it is much more than a fun communication tool, it can become a destructive weapon when exploited by the wrong people. Readers will discover how social media is used as a weapon and what they can do to protect themselves. From Russian bots and fake news to cyberbullying and online shaming, readers will discover who is weaponizing social media and why. They also will uncover useful information about the benefits of social media and how they can use it in beneficial ways. This book also includes a glossary of useful terms and a list of helpful references for further exploration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Then and Now: A Closer Look at Social Media.
2: Getting off Track: The Impact of Weaponized Social Media.
3: Online Danger Zone: How Social Media Is Weaponized by Teens.
4: Information Warfare: How Social Media Is Being Weaponized by Governments, Politicians, and Businesses.
5: Staying Safe: What You Need to Know about Weaponized Social Media.
6: Tools of the Trade: How Social Media Can Become a Positive Weapon.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.