defenses against extremism and falsehood. Ctrl Alt Delete exposes the struggle for control between a rapacious 24-hour media and terrified politicians that has loosened those leaders' grip on truth as the internet rips the ground out from under them. It explains how dependency on data, algorithms and digital technology brought about the
rise of the Alt Right, the Alt Left and a triumphant army of trolls driving people apart. And it warns of the rise of those threatening to delete what remains of democracy: resurgent populists in Westminster, the White House and the Kremlin, but also--just as often--liberals fearful of mob rule. This is an explosive, brutally honest and sometimes funny account of what we all got wrong, and how to put it right again. It will change the way you look at the world--and especially the everyday technology that crashed our democracy.
Author: Tom Baldwin
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.00h x 5.60w x 1.40d
Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 102
About the Author
Tom Baldwin has spent twenty-five years at the centre of the action. He started his career on local newspapers before becoming political editor of The Sunday Telegraph and then assistant editor of The Times. Later he worked as The Times' Washington bureau chief, and as Director of Communications and Strategy for the Labour Party. He lives in London with his family.