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Mindf*ck by Christopher Wylie
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Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781984854636

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“Wylie covers plenty of ground, explaining in illuminating and often scary detail how Cambridge Analytica exploited the data to create Facebook pages that would needle ‘neurotic, conspiratorial citizens,’ propagating an outraged solidarity.”The New York Times

Mindf*ck is worth reading if you’re interested in some of the bigger questions of the day: elections; data; Russia’s involvement in all of this; Steve Bannon’s power plays in global politics; the list of politicians who make an appearance at the Cambridge Analytica offices. . . . The book does serve as a reminder that it might be time to check in with yourself and your relationship with the internet. Wylie talks about invading America by ‘purposefully activating the worst in people, from paranoia to racism.’ Especially in relation to a certain company that sees regulation of its industry as an ‘existential threat,’ it’s a nice time to really wonder—sure, online feels good. But is it worth it?”—NPR

Mindf*ck demonstrates how digital influence operations, when they converged with the nasty business of politics, managed to hollow out democracies. . . . [Wylie’s] personal story, woven into the book’s narrative, illustrates the confusion of our current political era as well as the challenge to Wylie’s fellow members of the social media generation as they seek identities real and imagined, physical and virtual. . . . He makes clear how important the virtual world is to personal identity for his generation and those that follow.”The Washington Post

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