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Peter Pomerantsev

Book:

This Is Not Propaganda

Faber & Faber

When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We’ve lost not only our sense of peace and democracy – but our sense of what those words even mean. As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries, ‘behavioural change’ salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, truth cops, and much more.

Peter Pomersantsev is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE, studying 21s century information manipulation and how to fix it. An author and TV producer, he is a widely-cited expert on disinformation and media and writes for publications including Granta, The Atlantic, Financial Times and many others. His first book Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, won the 2016 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.