224 pages ~ ★★★★☆ ~ Digital Review Copy
If this year has taught us anything its the importance of data and more importantly of that data being correct. The dangers of incorrect or mis-information; or even ‘fake news’ can be huge, in the year of 2020 they can quite literally endanger the lives of millions of people.
In Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse∆ political broadcaster Nina Schick aims to educate us all on how vigilant of the information we’re consuming and how easy it is to fooled. This isn’t always the most comfortable of reads but its an important one that highlights In Deep Fakes Nina covers a lot of recent events, this is a continuously moving, ever evolving topic so if this book takes you’re interest I would get your hands on it as soon as you can, just by the very nature of the subject matter some of the content might feel out of date in a year or so.
It shouldn’t come as a massive shock that this book covers some big topics including COVID, Brexit and the 2016 US Election which is particularly poignant as we’re so close to the 2020 US election.
At just over 200 pages this book is informative without being mentally draining or intimidating. Its informative and split into easy to consume chunks; I found the writing to be compelling and urgent without feeling overbearing or lecturing.
As the author says the first and most important thing we can do to protect ourselves is to improve our own understanding and awareness of the information we’re consuming and where its come from – for anyone unsure where to start I’d recommend starting with this book!
This review is part of a Random Things Blog Tour, if you’ve found this post interesting then make sure you take a look some of the other blogger’s thoughts! Thank you to Anne and the publishers for providing me with my review copy.