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Author Van der Linden, Sander, author.

Title Foolproof : why misinformation infects our minds and how to build immunity / Sander van der Linden.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  302.23 VAN DER LINDEN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  302.3 VAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  302 VAN DER LINDEN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  302.3 VAN DER LINDEN    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  302 VAN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  302.23 VA    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-342) and index.
Contents Viruses of the mind. Illusory truth: how our brains discern fact from fiction -- The motivated brain: what you want to believe -- The conspiracy effect: The truth is out there -- Why the virus won't leave your mind: the continued influence of misinformation -- Infodemic: how the misinformation virus spreads. Misinformation pathogens: from ancient Rome to social media -- Rage against the machine: echo chambers and filter bubbles -- Weapons of mass persuasion -- A psychological vaccine against misinformation. The new science of prebunking -- Bad News: the six degrees of manipulation -- Psychological herd immunity -- How to inoculate your friends and family -- Epilogue: The future of truth -- 11 antigens to stop the spread of misinformation.
Summary "From fake news to conspiracy theories, from inflammatory memes to misleading headlines, misinformation has swiftly become the defining problem of our era. The crisis threatens the integrity of our democracies, our ability to cultivate trusting relationships, even our physical and psychological well-being--yet most attempts to combat it have proven insufficient. In Foolproof, one of the world's leading experts on misinformation lays out a crucial new paradigm for understanding and defending ourselves against the worldwide infodemic"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Misinformation.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Fake news.
Social media -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Title Why misinformation infects our minds and how to build immunity
ISBN 9780393881448 (hardcover)
039388144X (hardcover)
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