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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

  • 12 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thompson Public Library.


  • 5 current holds with 22 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thompson Public Library 302.23 Fisher (Text) 34038139196984 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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