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

Table of Contents

Contents



Preface



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



Bibliography



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