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Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age
Title:
Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age
ISBN:
9781538108895

9781538136843
Publication:
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Physical Description:
xv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Preface -- Credible information: why it matters, what are its limitations -- Fake news as phenomenon: (almost) nothing new under the sun -- Tricks of the trade: techniques that lower your information guard -- Logical fallacies: more tools of deception -- Evaluating an information source: nine essential questions everyone should ask -- Power in numbers: negotiating the statistics minefield -- Scholarly information: identifying, evaluating, and understanding it -- Help is where you find it: resources for evaluating information -- Final thoughts.
Abstract:
Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies explains how to identify deceptive information and seek out the most trustworthy information to inform decision making in your personal, academic, professional, and civic lives. Barclay takes an objective, non-partisan approach to the topic of sorting deceptive information from trustworthy information.
Other Format:
Online version: Barclay, Donald A. Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 9781538108901 (DLC) 2017053314