- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 3, 2018)
- Language: English
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"A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive." - Jane Mayer, The New Yorker
"In her breakthrough new book Cyberwar, Kathleen Hall Jamieson applies her legendary skills to a forensic examination of the Russian hackers, trolls and bots who reshaped American public opinion through social media platforms, using data analytics to achieve maximum impact. Her masterful study provides a compelling answer to the question of whether Russia likely helped elect an American President." -- Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, MSNBC Anchor
"Kathleen Hall Jamieson has performed a great service not just for politicians, journalists and curious citizens, but most important, for American democracy, by taking a scholar's approach to answering one of the most urgent and gnawing questions of our time: how did Russia try to influence the U.S. elections of 2016 and how much difference did that make? This is a must read for everyone who cares about the future of the American electoral system." -- Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, The PBS NewsHour
"Kathleen Hall Jamieson mounts a strong challenge to the conventional wisdom that the Russia interference in the 2016 presidential race did not affect the outcome. Drawing on her expertise in presidential elections and how messages are received, she shows how the hacked emails influenced the media's focus and traces the powerful synergies between what the trolls were saying and what voters were ready to believe. It is hard to imagine a better application of careful scholarship to a central question for our country and deserves a wide readership." -- Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University
About the Author
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. For her contributions to the study of political communication, she received the American Political Science Association's Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award in 1995. In 2016, the American Philosophical Society awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities. She is the author of many books, including Packaging the Presidency, Eloquence in an Electronic Age, Spiral of Cynicism (with Joseph Cappella), and The Obama Victory (with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy).
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She also explains how the media assisted in the hacking by focusing their stories on events around Wikileaks and the email dumps, but the author does not focus on the media in this book as much as she focuses on HOW the hacking was accomplished.
This is an amazing read and confirmed my long held suspicions. I know some will see this as a partisan book, but this researcher/author has bonafides in this field and should be taken seriously as these acts threaten the security of our country which is NOT a partial issue.
With the title being CYBERWAR: HOW RUSSIAN HACKERS AND TROLLS HELPED ELECT A PRESIDENT, you would think this book would be only about the cyberwar, but it isn't. Dr. Jamieson discusses what was said by the candidates, when they said it, and even makes assumptions as to what would have happened had they said something different, or even nothing.
CYBERWAR does not tell us what we are to think, and it is not one of those publications written to influence the reader, but, for me, at least, it is an alarming account of how we, especially those of us who have a feeling we know the Internet since we have been using it for almost 40 years, allowed ourselves to be manipulated by others. This isn't an updated version of THE $ELLING OF THE PRESIDENT, where you see how one party packaged a candidate. CYBERWAR uses surveys, news articles, and even the campaign rhetoric to show how specific events shaped voter opinion.
As one who has studied politics for most of my life, this book is scary because right now it seems like what occurred in 2016 has morphed into something even more dangerous for our nation. I gave it four stars mostly because of its seriousness, and five stars might have someone buy it who cannot commit to reading all of it. This book is not for the casual reader or the light sleeper.
In the beginning of every episode of Bozo's Circus, Ringmaster Ned would ask the audience, "Who's your favorite clown?" And Little Vlad would join the audience screaming in unison, "Bozo-o-o-o-o!" He watched him every day through his sickness until he got better.
So when Little Vlad grew up and became the great Vladimir - the leader of Russia - he never forgot how Bozo helped him in his weeks of need. Putin loved clowns and he had a great idea. He said to himself, "What if I could get a clown elected to the presidency of the United States?
Bozo wasn't available for this job so Putin arranged for an even better replacement.
Ms. Jamieson thoroughly elucidates the machinations employed by the Russians in trolling the neanderthals into voting Bozo's successor to the presidency. It's just too bad Bozo knew more about US history than the clown who replaced him.
Our eroded democracy, which is pretty much already an oligarchy, was ripe for attack by Russia. Professor Jamieson presents comprehensive facts to support her thesis. A main concern was, “the news media who inadvertently helped them achieve their goals” by the bread and circus atmosphere of the 24/7 news cycle. She painstakingly explores who, what, how and why the attacks this time were successful. I appreciated the scholarship of this work and recommend it.