Samuel Woolley

University of Texas journalism professor Samuel Woolley, a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Washington, is back in town with his new book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth (Public Affairs). “Long before most of the world had ever heard the terms 'disinformation,' 'trolls,' 'bots,' or 'fake news,' Sam Woolley had begun to systematically study these new, destructive forces eroding democracy in the digital age. The Reality Game synthesizes his deep and original knowledge on this subject into a readable and compelling book. Scholars of computational propaganda, policymakers in Washington, Brussels, and the Silicon Valley, as well as all citizens of the world concerned about truth, facts, and democracy must read this book.—Michael McFaul.

"While the rest of us have been processing our shock at the fake news crisis, Sam Woolley has been anticipating what's coming next. This a mind-blowing and essential book for a future that's practically already here, whether we know it or not. This book scares the hell out of me, but if we listen to Woolley's wake-up call, then I also have hope."—Jane McGonigal.

Presented by Town Hall Civics Series in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.

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The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541768253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - January 7th, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:30pm
Town Hall Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, WA 98101