Data Versus Democracy: How Big Data Algorithms Shape Opinions and Alter the Course of History

Kris Shaffer (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Apress
Publish Date
July 12, 2019
Pages
120
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.21 X 0.3 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781484245392

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About the Author

Kris Shaffer, Ph.D., is a data scientist and Senior Computational Disinformation Analyst for New Knowledge. He co-authored "The Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency," a report prepared for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election on social media. He has consulted for multiple US government agencies, non-profits, and universities on matters related to digital disinformation, data ethics, and digital pedagogy.
In a former (professional) life, Kris was an academic and digital humanist. He has taught courses in music theory and cognition, computer science, and digital studies at Yale University, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Mary Washington, and Charleston Southern University. He holds a PhD from Yale University.

Reviews

"A very well written book that has an engaging style of writing, doesn't become dry or bogged down in the details, but still showcases the depth of knowledge that Shaffer has on the subject. ... It's accessible and it provides a satisfying read to those looking for deep analysis of this emerging problem faced by the world." (The Robotics Law Journal, Vol. 5 (2), September - October, 2019)