Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age / Donald A. Barclay
Book | Rowman & Littlefield | 2018

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xv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
"Will show you how to identify deceptive information as well as how to seek out the most trustworthy information in order to inform decision making in your personal, academic, professional, and civic lives. Learn how to identify the alarm bells that signal untrustworthy information, understand how to tell when statistics can be trusted and when they are being used to deceive, inoculate yourself against the logical fallacies that can mislead even the brightest among us"--Page [4] of cover.
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Online version: Barclay, Donald A. Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 9781538108901 (DLC) 2017053314
9781538108895 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1538108895 (hardback ; alk. paper)
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