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Three Tweets to Midnight

Effects of the Global Information Ecosystem on the Risk of Nuclear Conflict

Herbert S. Lin (editor) Benjamin Loehrke (editor)
Harold A. Trinkunas (editor)

ISBN: 9780817923358

Publication Date: May 2020

Format: Paperback

Considers how digital misinformation might affect the likelihood of international conflict and how it might influence the perceptions and actions of leaders and their publics before and during a crisis. The authors sound the alarm about how social media fuels information overload and promotes 'fast thinking' over deliberation.
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In our 'post-truth' era of bots, trolls, and intemperate presidential tweets, popular social platforms like Twitter and Facebook provide a growing medium for manipulation of information directed to individuals, institutions, and global leaders. Targeted influence campaigns have been waged in at least forty-eight countries so far. We've entered an age where stability during an international crisis can be deliberately manipulated at greater speed, on a larger scale, and at a lower cost than at any previous time in history. The authors in this volume examine the current reality from a variety of angles, considering how digital misinformation might affect the likelihood of international conflict and how it might influence the perceptions and actions of leaders and their publics before and during a crisis. The authors sound the alarm about how social media fuels information overload and promotes 'fast thinking' over deliberation, with potentially catastrophic results for nuclear powers in times of conflict.

This volume is the culmination of two multidisciplinary workshops produced in partnership between the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. The participants in those workshops provided invaluable insights that advance our collective understanding of its profound implications for the future of journalism, nuclear weapons policy, and international peace and security.
Pages 248
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2020
Publisher Hoover Institution Press
Subject/s Public administration   International relations  
Herbert S. Lin is a senior research scholar for cyberpolicy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Benjamin Loehrke is the program officer for nuclear policy at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

Harold Trinkunas is the deputy director of and a senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

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