Propaganda & Misinformation (New Stuff Tuesday)

Propaganda and Misinformation Book Cover

This newest volume of the “Reference Shelf” series looks at propaganda and misinformation (just like the title says) in discrete segments. Each chapter is written by different experts, from the first chapter “A short guide to the history of ‘fake news’ and disinformation” by Julie Posetti and Alice Matthews of the International Center for Journalists to the final chapter “Fact checkers say these are the best fact-checks they did during this decade” by Cristina Tardaguila of The Poynter Institute. According to the publisher, H W Wilson, this book covers “Social media posts inciting sectarian violence, government-manipulated misinformation campaigns, for-profit fake news headlines, and well-meaning but gullible individuals promoting conspiracies…this volume explores the pollution of our information environment and what we can do about it.” If you are curious about the validity of the news that comes across your social media feeds and other news outlets, this book would be a great place to start.”

Propaganda & Misinformation
by Grey House Publishing
Main Collection, 3rd Floor
P96.P722 U55 2020

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Martha is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, and Physics Departments
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