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The Reference Shelf: Alternative Facts, Post-Truth and the Information War

Table of Contents



1 A Historical Perspective

Truth Is What You Fake of It

The Fake-News Fallacy

The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society

Do Social Media Threaten Democracy?

Language: The Most Disruptive Technology

2 Bad Actors in the Information War

Offenders in the Information War

The New Information Warfare

Why Is Finland Able to Fend Off Putin’s Information War?

We Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator in the Suburbs: Here’s What We Learned

Tone-Deaf: How Facebook Misread America’s Mood on Russia

3 Media vs. The Algorithm

The Interest Equation

Facebook and Twitter Are Being Used to Manipulate Public Opinion—Report

How Facebook, Google and Twitter “Embeds” Helped Trump in 2016

Don’t Blame the Election on Fake News: Blame It on the Media

Don’t Let Liberals End Opinion Diversity Under Cover of ‘Fake News’ Campaign

News Coverage Says a Study Claimed Fake News on Facebook Didn’t Affect the Election

“Post-Truth” Media Really Is Shifting the News Agenda—And More Subtly Than It Seems

Trump’s “Fake News Awards”: Fail to Live Up to the Hype—Or the Hysteria

4 Fake News and Your Health

Fallacies, Bias, and the Post-Truth Mind

Post-Truth: The Dark Side of the Brain

The New Psychology of Fake News

Yes, I’d Lie to You

5 Next Generation News Consumers

Solutions to the Misinformation Age

Echo Chambers Are Dangerous—We Must Try to Break Free of Our Online Bubbles

Making Media Literacy Great Again

The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachers

Can AI Win the War Against Fake News?

The Problem with Facts

We Already Have a Solution to Fake News: It’s Called the First Amendment