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

Author: Donald A Barclay
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barclay, Donald A.
Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
(DLC) 2017053314
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Barclay
ISBN: 9781538108895 1538108895 9781538136843 1538136848
OCLC Number: 1008875812
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.
Responsibility: Donald A. Barclay.

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[Barclay's] chapter on fake news provides a clear and succinct overview of the not-so-new phenomenon and the factors that have contributed to its recent proliferation (e.g., information overload, Read more...

 
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