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The infodemic : how censorship and lies made the world sicker and less free, Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney

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The infodemic : how censorship and lies made the world sicker and less free
Title
The infodemic
Title remainder
how censorship and lies made the world sicker and less free
Statement of responsibility
Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney
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Language
eng
Summary
"As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did government censorship. The Infodemic lays bare not just old-fashioned censorship, but also the mechanisms of a modern brand of "censorship through noise," which moves beyond traditional means of state control-such as the jailing of critics and restricting the flow of information-to open the floodgates of misinformation, overwhelming the public with lies and half-truths. Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney, who have traveled the world for many years defending press freedom and journalists' rights as the directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists, chart the onslaught of COVID censorship beginning in China, through Iran, Russia, India, Egypt, Brazil, and inside the Trump White House. Increased surveillance in the name of public health, the collapse of public trust in institutions, and the demise of local news reporting all contributed to help governments hijack the flow of information and usurp power. Full of vivid characters and behind the scenes accounts, The Infodemic shows how under the cover of a global pandemic, governments have undermined freedom and taken control-this new political order may be the legacy of the disease"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, Joel
Dewey number
320.01/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA85
LC item number
.S536 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Communication in public health
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • Civil rights
  • Censorship
Label
The infodemic : how censorship and lies made the world sicker and less free, Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-191)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Censored in China -- The Authoritarian Playbook -- The Democratic Populists -- State Surveillance -- Trust Me -- The Local Angle -- The Meaning of Freedom
Control code
on1273678857
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781735913681
Lccn
2021059233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The infodemic : how censorship and lies made the world sicker and less free, Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Censored in China -- The Authoritarian Playbook -- The Democratic Populists -- State Surveillance -- Trust Me -- The Local Angle -- The Meaning of Freedom
Control code
on1273678857
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781735913681
Lccn
2021059233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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