Debunk it! : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation

Book
Published 2019
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Summary:

Uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down.

ISBN:
9781942186595
1942186592
Edition:
Fake news edition.
Description:
296 pages ; 19 cm
Other Title:
Debunk it, fake news edition : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Facing up to misinformation. This stuff is everywhere
The damage that it does
On weasel words
Building your own bullshitometer
Stalking the wild baloney. Noble monkeys: where we all came from
The wonderful power of woo
Bugs, bodies, and the mysteries of medicine
The antivaxers' implacable foes of reason
No hoax: the truth about climate change
That isn't exactly how it went: faking history
Coprolite claims: faking archaeology
The end of the world was nigh.
Facing up to misinformation. This stuff is everywhere
The damage that it does
On weasel words
Building your own bullshitometer
Stalking the wild baloney. Noble monkeys: where we came from
The wonderful power of woo
Bugs and bodies: mysteries of medicine
Implacable foes of reason: the antivaxers
No hoax: the truth about climate change
That isn't exactly how it went: faking history
Coprolite claims: faking archaeology
All the news that's fit to fake.
LCCN:
2018061457
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