Democracy Hacked: How Technology is Destabilising Global Politics (Paperback)
  • Democracy Hacked: How Technology is Destabilising Global Politics (Paperback)

Democracy Hacked: How Technology is Destabilising Global Politics (Paperback)

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Published: 06/06/2019
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Technology has fractured democracy, and now there's no going back.

All around the world, the fringes have stormed the palace of the elites and unleashed data miners, dark ads and bots on an unwitting public. After years of soundbites about connecting people, the social media giants are only just beginning to admit to the scale of the problem.

We stand on the precipice of an era where switching your mobile platform will have more impact on your life than switching your government. Where freedom and privacy are seen as incompatible with social well-being and transparency. Where your attention is sold to the highest bidder.

Our laws don't cover what is happening and our politicians don't understand it. But if we don't fight to change the system now, we may not get another chance.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786075758
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm



* New Statesman *

'Democracy Hacked gets beyond the headlines - a compelling, informed and highly readable account of how democracy is being disrupted by the tech revolution, and what can be done to get us back on track. One of the best expositions I've read yet of what is the biggest political challenge of our generation.'

-- Jamie Bartlett, author of The People Vs Tech and The Dark Net

'Enormously wide-ranging and deeply researched, this is the definitive account of how digital technology has changed the entire political landscape, with profound consequences for democracy. From Brexit to Trump, and from Estonia to the Philippines, Martin Moore uncovers the real stories behind the fake ones. You'll discover that the truth is often stranger than fiction and that the future is more open than you think.'

-- David Runciman, author of How Democracy Ends

'The world is belatedly waking up to some frightening realities about the intersection of digital technologies and the health of democracies. Martin Moore's book is a sharp wake-up call - ambitious in its sweep and urgent in its important message.'

-- Alan Rusbridger, author of Breaking News

'Eye-opening... An important, timely, and clearly written look at a crucial subject.'

* Booklist *

'Moore demonstrates how data has affected elections across the world, in the Philippines, Turkey, India, Iran, Britain and beyond... Engrossing, instructive, and urgently necessary.'

* Kirkus *

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“Interesting, engaging, and pretty scary”

Moore's exploration into how technology is affecting our democratic processes and results is informative and well written. I went in with little knowledge and came out of reading this book well-informed and... More

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“Want to understand what’s happening to politics right now? Read this book.”

Politics in the 20th century was concerned with how much power the State could have over our lives. In the 21st century politics is about Facebook, Google, Twitter and the datification of our lives by these technology... More

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