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Weaponized lies : how to think critically in the post-truth era

Author: Daniel J Levitin
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Deluxe editionView all editions and formats
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"It's raining bad data, half-truths, and fake news out there - and some of this nonsense is having devastation consequences. Daniel J. Levitin shows how corporate and government reports, statistics, and news stories can mislead, and reveals the way lying weasels use them. What makes lies dangerous is the certainty with which people are prone to believe them. Here is how to fix that."--Page [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levitin, Daniel J.
Weaponized lies.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
(DLC) 2016007356
(OCoLC)968310760
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin
ISBN: 9781524742270 1524742279
OCLC Number: 975284491
Notes: "Previously published as A field guide to lies"--Title page.
"Updated and with a new introduction"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Other Titles: Field guide to lies
Responsibility: Daniel J. Levitin.

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"It's raining bad data, half-truths, and fake news out there - and some of this nonsense is having devastation consequences. Daniel J. Levitin shows how corporate and government reports, statistics, and news stories can mislead, and reveals the way lying weasels use them. What makes lies dangerous is the certainty with which people are prone to believe them. Here is how to fix that."--Page [4] of cover.

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