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The Resource Facts and other lies : welcome to the disinformation age, Ed Coper

Facts and other lies : welcome to the disinformation age, Ed Coper

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Facts and other lies : welcome to the disinformation age
Title
Facts and other lies
Title remainder
welcome to the disinformation age
Statement of responsibility
Ed Coper
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From fringe conspiracy theories to 'alternative facts', a timely look at how we arrived in the 'fake news' era. Would your younger self, even from a few years ago, believe the news of today? An entire block of a major city blown up by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day because he believed phone towers spread disease. A representative elected to the US Congress on a platform that Democrats are secretly harvesting an antiageing chemical from the blood of abused children. Angry rioters in furs and horns overrun the Capitol in a bloody carnage of insurrection, intent on hanging their very own candidate. The Prime Minister of Australia employing the wife of his friend who fronts a group the FBI have declared terrorists. A global pandemic which, even as they lie dying from it, people refuse to believe exists. Many who sat in shocked disbelief as pictures of these events beamed around the world had the same question: 'How did we get here?' For those rioters, it was the culmination of a journey of online radicalisation that began with the weaponisation of disinformation by their political leaders and outrageously biased 'news' commentators. Facts and Other Lies puts fake news in its historical context and explains how disinformation has fractured society, even threatening democracy itself. It explains why disinformation is so potent and so hard to stop, and what we can do to help prevent its proliferation in Australiawhere politicians and shock jocks are already operating from the same dark playbook. It outlines how anyone can defuse disinformation in the home, office or pub, or wherever the deluded gather to spread their nonsense. Be prepared!
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Coper, Ed
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fake news
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Disinformation
  • Public opinion
Target audience
adult
Label
Facts and other lies : welcome to the disinformation age, Ed Coper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781761065705
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Facts and other lies : welcome to the disinformation age, Ed Coper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781761065705
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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