According to Samuel Woolley, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the US 2020 presidential election and other major political events, but that doesn't even begin to describe what future propaganda will look like.
As Samuel Woolley shows in his book, The Reality Game, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, 'deep-fake' AI-edited videos and images, interactive memes, virtual reality and augmented reality.
In stories both deeply researched and compellingly written, Woolley describes this future, and explains how the technology can be manipulated, who might control it and its impact on political strategy.
In Sam's Daily Life Lessons, he discusses how we can use technology to empower, rather than control people.