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The most powerful tech companies in the world are determined to stop Donald Trump. 

Journalist Allum Bokhari has spent four years investigating the tech giants that dominate the Internet: Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter. He has discovered a dark plot to seize control of the flow of information, and utilize that power to its full extent - to censor, manipulate, and ultimately sway the outcome of democratic elections. 

His network of whistleblowers inside Google, Facebook and other companies explain how the tech giants now see themselves as "good censors," benevolent commissars controlling the information we receive to "protect" us from "dangerous" speech. They reveal secret methods to covertly manipulate online information without us ever being aware of it, explaining how tech companies can use big data to target undecided voters. They lift the lid on a plot four years in the making - a plot to use the power of technology to stop Donald Trump's re-election. 

©2020 Allum Bokhari (P)2020 Center Street

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Thought provoking

Excellent book, It certainly has made me think a lot about my online two and throws. It’s scary when you realise how much information these big players have on us.

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Excellent!

Listen to this! Mind blowing and enlightening! 🤯 Can't recommend it strongly enough! Get it today!

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Wow, what a chilling read

Brilliant, detailed, full of evidence and feedback. Whilst written from a conservative right of centre position, this book should give all people real fear for their personal freedom in the digital world and more broadly. Read it.

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#Prophetic

<p>This book helps to highlight the danger, hypocrisy and ever-growing power of Big Tech in contemporary society. Bokhari respects the integrity of his sources and points to mostly credible investigation resources online that anyone can access if they are sceptical about his claims.</p> In light of recent events and whatever your politics this book is essential reading for anyone who respects democracy and human rights. I was drawn to this book as I had listened to Allum Bokhari on a podcast discussing the role social media played in taking down content from the New York Post and suspending their account following the alleged Hunter Biden scandal in the run up to the 2020 election. Some of the claims Bokhari makes are dubious and can be debunked with a little rooting around like the above. Nevertheless, the author is usually on or around the money when highlighting issues, we should all be concerned about. These tech companies are behaving like the East India Trading Company between the 17th and 19th Centuries, and unlike previous colonial actors are far more powerful and organised than their predecessors. Considering how much we all depend on tech we would do well to push back against further encroachments to our personal sovereignty. I listened to a podcast on Economist Radio in the summer where a data collection company was mining for data in sewage around Amsterdam – the interviewer put it to the guest that the data must be useful for aiding medical and sociological studies… it was apparent that this was not the intention of the company and that their objectives were far more insidious. They are mining information to inform about people’s behaviour and applying the knowledge to voting trends. It might interest you to know that the following are active accounts on social media. Which you have done far more harm than a certain someone who has been in the news a lot lately: Lashkar-e-Taiba, the CCP, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Babbar Khalsa, David Bahati, and the India Mujahedeen. Additionally, social media played a massive role in the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar – we could go further down this rabbit hole, but you take my point. Well worth chewing over before the dystopian Orwellian Nanny-State technocracy entirely takes over, I’m off to live in the woods, who’s with me?

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  • 25-09-20

Brilliant!

But the warning is far too late for the 2020 elections. While serving as a warning the presented solutions are interesting and perhaps in time - attainable.

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  • fair & balanced
  • 13-10-20

Wish each chapter, topic double in length

I enjoyed the Audiobook!!! Even more so if author had gone into more detail about each subject. I'd be even more prepared to take on Big Tech’s misbehaving ways.

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  • Film love
  • 24-09-20

THE must read book before the election

This book is not only essential reading for each and every user of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it contains perhaps the most important warnings to US citizens in 2010 about big tech's dangers that suoercede every threat (and there are numerous) of this turbulant year.

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  • R. Willis
  • 19-10-20

Not just for conservatives

This book is about how private companies use bad law to behave badly. While it is written about how big tech is censoring conservatives today, it applies to all tech platforms in the future as well. Private companies are not — and cannot be — the arbiters and guardians of speech. They hide behind laws that allow them to operate with impunity, and have shown themselves to be the servants of the left and of China. America is waking up. This book is helping.

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  • Toni Bowes
  • 29-10-20

What an Eye Opener

Some of this I knew, a lot of it I didn't. And I thought wikipedia was the real deal. Don't trust much of what you see online. We're being manipulated folks

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  • Bruni
  • 19-10-20

BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT ELECTION INTERFERENCE

This is the most eye opening book ever written on election interference by big tech corporations. It is like we are living in communist China except Americans have been duped because at least in communist China you know your search results are being manipulated to support the Communist Party.

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  • Dreux
  • 18-10-20

If you care about democracy

You really need to buy this book. It reveals the biggest threat to our freedoms.

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  • Rich Bielesch
  • 14-10-20

extremely scary

well written book. damn scary what these companies do if you're Right of center and have a differing opinion from the left of center.

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  • Doug
  • 08-10-20

A must read

This one of if not the most comprehensive analysis of the liberties that Americans have unwittingly traded in for what they believed to be technological convenience and entertainment; not to speak of the addicting servitude.

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  • MAE
  • 27-11-20

Enlightening

Tons of information that isn't common knowledge outside the tech industry. What a war - on Trump, and on American liberty.

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