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    War in 140 Characters

     'If a bomb lands in a village and nobody tweets about it, did it actually happen?' 

    A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought.

    Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first-century war.

    Here, journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare.

    He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype, a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news, and many others to explore the way social media has transformed the way we fight, win, and consume wars-and what this means for the world going forward.

    Part of the Breaking the News exhibition range.

    Find out more about the exhibition https://www.bl.uk/events/breaking-the-news

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    Author: David Patrikarakos

    Brand: Basic Books

    Number of pages: 320 pages

    Binding: Hardback