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The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread

Author: Cailin O'Connor; James Owen Weatherall
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite consequences for the people who hold them? It might seem that there's an obvious reason that true beliefs matter: false beliefs will hurt you. But if that's right, then why is it (apparently) irrelevant to many people whether they believe true things or not? In an age riven by "fake news," "alternative  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Connor, Cailin.
Misinformation age.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cailin O'Connor; James Owen Weatherall
ISBN: 9780300241006 0300241003
OCLC Number: 1076877441
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the vegetable lamb of Tartary --
What is truth? --
Polarization and conformity --
The evangelization of peoples --
The social network.
Other Titles: How false beliefs spread
Responsibility: Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall.


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"Methodical and earnest."-Jennifer Szalai, New York Times"The Misinformation Age covers big subjects like truth and the fate of the species" -Jennifer Szalai, International New York Times"An Read more...

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