LikeWar

LikeWar

Through the ages, the boundaries between war, technology and politics have blurred. Now, terrorists livestream their brutal attacks online. Twitter “wars” produce real‑world casualties. Viral misinformation influences elections and alters the very fate of nations. Based on the book of the same name, LikeWar explores the ways in which technology, and especially social media, has been weaponized, arming the internet and the billions of people who use it every day. The series is narrated by New York Times Bestselling author P.W. Singer, described in the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national-security environment”, with contributions from his co-author, Emerson T. Brooking.

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November 16, 2022 31 mins

In Part Seven of LikeWar, we take a look at the bigger picture to answer the next question facing us all. What can we - individuals, politicians, corporations and civil servants - do to stop LikeWar before it’s too late?

This episode features the expertise of Lisa Guernsey, the director of the Teaching, Learning, & Tech program at New America and Jimmeka Anderson, a media literacy educator at New America. 

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In Part Six of LikeWar, we track how social media has contributed to the rise of domestic extremism in the United States. The spread of rampant disinformation is no longer just the work of foreign actors or organized Russian trolls. Now, it comes from within the US and every one of us is on the frontlines. 

This episode features the expertise of Quinta Jurecic, a fellow in Governance at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC....

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November 2, 2022 29 mins

In Part Five of LikeWar, the full extent of Russia’s online disinformation campaigns comes to light. It didn’t end after the 2016 presidential election. No, the effort to sow chaos is ongoing - in the US, in elections abroad, and in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

This series is adapted from the book LikeWar, written by series narrator Peter Singer and series contributor Emerson Brooking. To learn more about...

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October 26, 2022 39 mins

In Part Four of LikeWar, we tell the story of how disinformation has infiltrated the internet and our personal social media pages. Online, not everything is always what it seems. Sometimes, the most innocent looking interactions are actually the most dangerous. 

This series is adapted from the book LikeWar, written by series narrator Peter Singer and series contributor Emerson Brooking. To learn more about their research and defen...

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October 19, 2022 30 mins

In Part Three of LikeWar, we explore the real-world dangers of immortalizing online interactions. From the streets of Chicago to top-secret US military bases in the Middle East, the information that we put online stays there forever - and can result in dire consequences for us all. 

This series is adapted from the book LikeWar, written by series narrator Peter Singer and series contributor Emerson Brooking. To learn more about the...

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October 12, 2022 25 mins

In Part Two of LikeWar, we focus on how technology and war first came to be linked. Before the internet, the printing press, the telegram and the radio all transformed from means of communication to essential weapons for fighting - and winning - wars.  

This episode features the expertise of Dr. Robert Citino, Senior Historian at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. 

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October 12, 2022 32 mins

In Part One of LikeWar, we dive deep into the ways in which the Islamic State has taken advantage of the online battlespace - and opened the door to a slew of new ways in which the technology we use every day can be weaponized. 

 

This series is adapted from the book LikeWar, written by series narrator Peter Singer and series contributor Emerson Brooking. To learn more about their research and defense work you can find them on Tw...

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September 28, 2022 1 min

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