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Post-truth

Author: Lee C McIntyre
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are we living in a post-truth world, where "alternative facts" replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of "fake news," from our psychological blind spots to the public's retreat into information silos. What,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee C McIntyre
ISBN: 9780262535045 0262535041
OCLC Number: 1002297524
Description: xvi, 216 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: What is post-truth? --
Science denial as a road map for understanding post-truth --
The roots of cognitive bias --
The decline of traditional media --
The rise of social media and the problem of fake news --
Did post-modernism lead to post-truth? --
Fighting post-truth.
Series Title: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Responsibility: Lee McIntyre.

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How we arrived in a post-truth era, when "alternative facts" replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.  Read more...
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