Schick's Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is a short, sharp book that hits you like a punch in the stomach.
With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service. It's a brilliant guide to the challenges facing our information ecosystem. It's your civic duty to read it.
A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page and read the book in one sitting. The lessons I learned from it will stay with me for a long time.
Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda dubbed by Schick as "the Infocalypse" - and how that has undermined democracies in the world. The book sketches out an alarming future where convincing fakes will make it even harder for citizens to disentangle truth from lies, and I would advise policy-makers to read it.
Gripping, alarming and morally vital. Reading this book is like being ushered into a terrifying new world where nothing can be trusted. Thankfully Nina Schick guides us through it in a reassuringly old-fashioned way: with diligence, breezy storytelling, expert insight and a tried-and-tested commitment to accuracy.
Those concerned with the criminal side of technology will learn from Schick's well-mounted argument.
Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is an urgent, thoughtful and thoroughly-researched book that raises uncomfortable questions about the way that information is being distorted by states and individuals. Schick expertly outlines the key challenges that liberal democracies face to ensure the primacy of veracity and trust in public discourse. A must-read for anyone who cares about how the world is represented and an important addition to the discussion around the polarisation of contemporary politics.
This is essential reading for any one interested about the shocking way information is and will be manipulated - essential not just for policy makers but also CEOs and corporations having to navigate this new landscape.
Schick is a world-leading authority on the ways that warped information flows have broken our shared sense of reality. Deep Fakes is an urgent, illuminating, fast-paced read, making clear that if we break reality, we break democracy too.
If you are freaked out by this stuff and you want to see what the background is, and what the future can look like, this is the book for you. I learned a lot from it.
Nina Schick is alerting us to a danger from the future that is already here. Deepfakes mean that we can't trust our eyes and ears. Listen to this vital warning.
Disinformation is no longer a small element of the political landscape. In an era when political campaigns can be based on entirely false versions of reality, it is the political landscape. Schick's book helps explain how this has happened, and warns that it will get worse.
This thought-provoking, well-written book finishes with a rallying call: we need to understand, defend and fight back, and Schick tells us how.