On disinformation : how to fight for truth and protect democracy / Lee McIntyre.
Book | The MIT Press | 2023

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172 pages ; 16 cm
"The effort to destroy facts and make America ungovernable didn't come out of nowhere. It is the culmination of seventy years of strategic denialism. In On Disinformation, Lee McIntyre shows how the war on facts began, and how ordinary citizens can fight back against the scourge of disinformation that is now threatening the very fabric of our society. Drawing on his twenty years of experience as a scholar of science denial, McIntyre explains how autocrats wield disinformation to manipulatea populace and deny obvious realities, why the best way to combat disinformation is to disrupt its spread, and most importantly, how we can win the war on truth." -- Back cover.
"A manifesto on how to defend truth and reality against Trumpism, post truth, and disinformation campaigns"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-159) and index.
Disinformation and democracy -- The history of strategic denialism -- The creators -- The amplifiers -- The believers -- How to win the war on truth.
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Online version: McIntyre, Lee C. On disinformation Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2023] 9780262375597 (DLC) 2022042940
9780262546300 (paperback)
0262546302 (paperback)
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