The chaos machine : the inside story of how social media rewired our minds and our world / Max Fisher.
- ISBN: 9780316703321
- ISBN: 031670332X
- Physical Description: ix, 389 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 
- Copyright: ©2022
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-375) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prologue: Consequences -- Trapped in the casino -- Everything is gamergate -- Opening the portal -- Tyranny of cousins -- Awakening the machine -- The fun house mirror -- The germs and the wind -- Church bells -- The rabbit hole -- The new overlords -- Dictatorship of the like -- Infodemic -- Epilogue: Whistleblowing.
The gripping and galling inside story of how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks preyed on psychological frailties to create the algorithms that drive everyday users to extreme opinions and, increasingly, extreme actions. The companies' founding tenets, combined with a blinkered focus on maximizing engagement, have led to a destabilized world for everyone. -- adapted from jacket
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