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The chaos machine : the inside story of how social media rewired our minds and our world  Cover Image Book Book

The chaos machine : the inside story of how social media rewired our minds and our world / Max Fisher.

Fisher, Max, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316703321
  • ISBN: 031670332X
  • Physical Description: ix, 389 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Consequences -- Trapped in the casino -- Everything is gamergate -- Opening the portal -- Tyranny of cousins -- Awakening the machine -- The fun house mirror -- The germs and the wind -- Church bells -- The rabbit hole -- The new overlords -- Dictatorship of the like -- Infodemic -- Epilogue: Whistleblowing.
Summary, etc.:
The gripping and galling inside story of how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks preyed on psychological frailties to create the algorithms that drive everyday users to extreme opinions and, increasingly, extreme actions. The companies' founding tenets, combined with a blinkered focus on maximizing engagement, have led to a destabilized world for everyone. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Social media > Psychological aspects.
Internet > Social aspects.
Social media and society.

Available copies

  • 8 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 302.231 FISHER 2022 (Text) 0001012485632 Nonfiction New Checked out 10/12/2022

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