1984
Score: 4.5
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1984


  • Author: George Orwell
  • Release Date : 1983-10-17
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 2667284 Bytes


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker   In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the...

Factfulness
Score: 4.5
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Factfulness


  • Author: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund & Ola Rosling
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Science & Nature
  • File Size: 34869187 Bytes


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates"Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack ObamaFactfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supportin...

Fake News

Fake News


  • Author : Melissa Zimdars
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262538367


Fake News Book Description :

New perspectives on the misinformation ecosystem that is the production and circulation of fake news. What is fake news? Is it an item on Breitbart, an article in The Onion, an outright falsehood disseminated via Russian bot, or a catchphrase used by a politician to discredit a story he doesn't like? This book examines the real fake news: the constant flow of purposefully crafted, sensational, emotionally charged, misleading or totally fabricated information that mimics the form of mainstream news. Rather than viewing fake news through a single lens, the book maps the various kinds of misinformation through several different disciplinary perspectives, taking into account the overlapping contexts of politics, technology, and journalism. The contributo...

Fake News

Fake News


  • Author : Michael Miller
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books ™
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541552487


Fake News Book Description :

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to encompass a broad universe of news stories and marketing strategies ranging from outright lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories to hoaxes, opinion pieces, and satire—all facilitated and manipulated by social media platforms. This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news....

The Anatomy of Fake News

The Anatomy of Fake News


  • Author : Nolan Higdon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fake news
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520347878


The Anatomy of Fake News Book Description :

Since the 2016 US presidential election, debates about fake news have appeared regularly in entertainment, politics, and news media. While many agree on the dangers associated with fake news, there is no consensus around the definition of the phenomenon, and its origins are loosely attributed to a variety of practices and technologies. Much of the discourse has focused on proposing solutions, with media literacy being one of the most frequently mentioned. Nolan Higdon cautions, however, that critical media literacy pedagogy will be unsuccessful without a comprehensive understanding of fake news. The Anatomy of Fake News offers the first examination of fake news for the purpose of creating effective critical news literacy. Higdon employs a critical-hi...

The Fake News

The Fake News


  • Author : Randel McGirr
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595465613


The Fake News Book Description :

Nathan and Dustin are two boys who live in Las Vegas. They meet Sam and Harrison on the Internet. Since it is summer vacation and the boys all share a common interest in posting videos to a popular video sharing website, Sam and Harrison fly to Las Vegas to join forces with Nathan and Dustin so they can create some ass-kicking videos. The boys wish to emulate their hero Price Dansen, a popular, high-profile, sensational pseudo-journalist who is the star of their favorite show: "To Bust a Pervert". They dream of fame and strive to create exciting videos that attract the attention of the online audience. A relatively unknown serious journalist by the name of Riley Jaeger arrives in Las Vegas to cover a big news event involving a confrontation between p...

Fake News in an Era of Social Media

Fake News in an Era of Social Media


  • Author : Fadi Safieddine
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fake news
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786614223


Fake News in an Era of Social Media Book Description :

Over the last few years, social media has expanded to become a key platform for news dissemination and circulation, and a key orginator and propogator of 'fake news'.. Nations, governments, organisations and societies are now coming to terms with the unpredictable and debilitating consequences of fake news. The propagation of news containing falsehoods has been linked to an increase in measles cases, surges in youth crimes, the spread of pseudo-science, compromised national security, and more. Some even perceive it as a global threat to democratic systems around the world. In this book, the authors examine factors influencing the spread of fake news, and suggest ways to combat it by exploring the key elements which enable and facilitate this phenomen...

Fake News

Fake News


  • Author : Jente Althuis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Fake news
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 993456422X


Fake News Book Description :

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Fake News

Fake News


  • Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642820218


Fake News Book Description :

Fake news! has become such a common refrain on TV and Twitter, as well as the topic of major criminal investigations, but many still have a hard time distinguishing between fake news and legitimate reporting. Furthermore, many fail to grasp the extent of the role that data research centers and foreign governments in the propagation of inaccurate, sensational stories. In this book, readers will learn about fake news: how it gets made, how it affects the public, how governments and special interest groups use fake news to push specific agendas, and how fake news, alongside social media, is re-shaping politics and society....

Unpacking Fake News

Unpacking Fake News


  • Author : Wayne Journell
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807777589


Unpacking Fake News Book Description :

Since the 2016 presidential election, the term fake news has become part of the national discourse. Although some have appropriated the term for political purposes, actual fake news represents an inherent threat to American democracy given the ease through which it is consumed and shared via social media. This book is one of the first of its kind to address the implications of fake news for the K–12 classroom. It explores what fake news is, why students are susceptible to believing it, and how they can learn to identify it. Leading civic education scholars use a psychoanalytic lens to unpack why fake news is effective and to show educators how they can teach their students to be critical consumers of the political media they encounter. The authors ...

Media  Journalism  and  Fake News   A Reference Handbook

Media Journalism and Fake News A Reference Handbook


  • Author : Amy M. Damico
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440864070


Media Journalism and Fake News A Reference Handbook Book Description :

This volume summarizes the evolution of news and information in the United States as it has been shaped by technology (penny press, radio, TV, cable, the internet) and form development (investigative journalism, tabloid TV, talk radio, social media). • Provides readers with an overview of the development of news and information in the United States as an influential factor in a democracy, prompting readers to consider the importance of understanding this landscape • Summarizes how changes in technology have influenced the content and form of news and information distribution, highlighting for readers the relationship between technology and content • Points out the effects of different types of news and information — from investigative journal...