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Digital World War : Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy / Haroon K. Ullah.

Author/Creator:
Ullah, Haroon K. author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A seasoned diplomat with deep knowledge of Islamist politics and digital innovation draws the first clear picture of the unprecedented impact of online networks Social media has dominated the discourse of recent events in the Muslim world-from the Arab Spring and its aftermath to ISIS's online recruitment. Yet the roles of social media in these events and the use of the dark web, hacking, and digital attacks have received little attention. Haroon Ullah investigates the unprecedented impact of social media across the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia and demonstrates how it has profoundly changed relationships between regimes and peoples, and within populations-mostly, but not always, for the better. He considers its apparent inherently "democratic," anti-establishment revolutionary impact, as well as how religious conservatives and extremists have co-opted various platforms. He goes on to show how political parties, corporations, and governments have learned to exploit digital tools to target and mobilize audiences, to ultimately achieve power and status. Identifying key trends across the Muslim world, Ullah outlines what a proper understanding of social media can teach us about regional and international politics and diplomacy.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
ONE. THE WEAPONIZATION OF INFORMATION
TWO. JUST WATCH ME
THREE. GUERRILLA WEBFARE
FOUR. TRACKING TRANSFORMATION
FIVE. CIVIC BOOTY, PRIVATE GAIN
SIX. FAITH, DOUGH, AND CHARITY
SEVEN. ISLAMISTS WITHOUT BORDERS
CONCLUSION. The Next Battlefield
NOTES
REFERENCES
INDEX
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780300210231
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300210231 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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