Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies

Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies

How to Find Trustworthy Information in the Digital Age

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: Lanham :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781538108895
Branch Call Number: 070.43 Barclay
Characteristics: xv, 228 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Oct 10, 2018

Pontifical author condescends to enlighten lesser beings.
--- Warns against ad hominem arguments: a chronic liar and scoundrel may be right this time.
--- Upholds hypocrisy and inconsistency. Normal people are muddled and contradict themselves. Only fanatics can keep their story straight. (pp 67-68)
--- Rejects every other feasible way of evaluating anything. Believe nothing you see or hear: everything can be manipulated. Do not weigh credibility: that's ad hominem. Beware any thinking whatever: it might be illogical. Better to reach no judgment at all than risk committing an embarrassing fallacy.


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