Fake News and Alternative Facts

Fake News and Alternative Facts

But none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy.

Author: Nicole A. Cooke

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838916360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 56

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Talk of so-called fake news, what it is and what it isn’t, is front and center across the media landscape, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. But none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy. Cooke, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, believes that the current situation represents a golden opportunity for librarians to impart these important skills to patrons, regardless of their age or experience. In this Special Report, she demonstrates how. Readers will learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviors that have perpetuated its spread;discover techniques to identify fake news, especially online; andexplore methods to help library patrons of all ages think critically about information, teaching them ways to separate fact from fiction. Information literacy is a key skill for all news consumers, and this Special Report shows how librarians can make a difference by helping patrons identify misinformation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Navigating Fake News Alternative Facts and Misinformation in a Post Truth World

Navigating Fake News  Alternative Facts  and Misinformation in a Post Truth World

While highlighting topics including source credibility, share culture, and media literacy, this book is ideally designed for social media managers, technology and software developers, IT specialists, educators, columnists, writers, editors, ...

Author: Dalkir, Kimiz

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799825456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 375

View: 213

In the current day and age, objective facts have less influence on opinions and decisions than personal emotions and beliefs. Many individuals rely on their social networks to gather information thanks to social media?s ability to share information rapidly and over a much greater geographic range. However, this creates an overall false balance as people tend to seek out information that is compatible with their existing views and values. They deliberately seek out ?facts? and data that specifically support their conclusions and classify any information that contradicts their beliefs as ?false news.? Navigating Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Misinformation in a Post-Truth World is a collection of innovative research on human and automated methods to deter the spread of misinformation online, such as legal or policy changes, information literacy workshops, and algorithms that can detect fake news dissemination patterns in social media. While highlighting topics including source credibility, share culture, and media literacy, this book is ideally designed for social media managers, technology and software developers, IT specialists, educators, columnists, writers, editors, journalists, broadcasters, newscasters, researchers, policymakers, and students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts presents a satirical history of the 2016 Campaign, from the Clinton Van Ride in Iowa to the Election.

Author: William Goodspeed

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998885304

Category:

Page: 288

View: 127

Alternative Facts presents a satirical history of the 2016 Campaign, from the Clinton Van Ride in Iowa to the Election. Filled with hysterical articles poking fun of the candidates and the press, Alternative Facts is littered with relevant Tweets from the candidates (some very uncomplimentary) and hilarious Facebook comments on the satirical articles.Alternative Facts is an historical joy ride, sure to amuse and shed light on Mr. Trump's surprise victory. "Whenever I'm asked what inspired me to write Alternative Facts, I return to the experience of my first pregnancy test on a dairy cow. She was a terrific sport, though she had to get doped up first, not that I blame her. It wasn't all fun and games for me either. But I must say, it was far more enjoyable than the 2016 American presidential election. My bovine friend, who admittedly had a more challenging role in the process, said it reminded her of being on the wrong end of a Donald Trump Tweet." -- Bill Goodspeed
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The FakeNews Collection

The FakeNews Collection

Sooo, Sooo, Sorry, this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it is a work of absolute and complete fiction.

Author: T. G. Fugate

Publisher:

ISBN: 1701338785

Category:

Page: 153

View: 725

Sooo, Sooo, Sorry, this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it is a work of absolute and complete fiction. With each "FakeNews" Report you must depart from the usual, the honest, or concise news coverage as is within most mainstream publications. To the contrary, practically every suggested or implied fact, beyond this point, is actually "Fake News" or if you prefer, "Alternative Facts". In-any-event, each topic has been compiled solely for the purpose of your entertainment though an attempt has been made to lace it with a dash of humor and a pinch or two of actual facts . . . Several "issues" or "topics" that may have been reported in the media of recent date has been reported upon yet again, and in turn, each has been distorted and embellished with outright lies concerning the subject or topic at hand. Sounds totally unhinged gone wild, huh? . . Never-the-less, it has a lot of success in today's news climate, where, no matter the subject, be it in regard to Democrats, Republicans or Global Warming; such news is not only being promoted but continues to be effective . . .
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Navigating Post Truth and Alternative Facts

Navigating Post Truth and Alternative Facts

“Post-truth” society/politics provides the context, “fake news” provides the content
and distribution, and “alternative facts” provide the legitimization for the
promotion of disinformation. The term “alternative facts” was initially a semi-
creative cover ...

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498580090

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 512

Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts: Religion and Science as Political Theology is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of religion, science, and politics. Contributors reflect on the role of interdisciplinary scholarship for the health of a society threatened by post-truth and alternative facts.
Categories: Religion

FakeNews and AlternativeFacts

FakeNews and AlternativeFacts

Sooo, sorry, . . this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it really is a work of absolute fiction.

Author: T. G. Fugate

Publisher:

ISBN: 107142288X

Category:

Page: 29

View: 142

Sooo, sorry, . . this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it really is a work of absolute fiction. Actually, it's not a novel at all; it can't even be considered a "novella" which is suppose to be a bit longer than a short story and certainly not a "White Paper" which is a report or guide that's suppose to inform readers concisely about a complex issue . . . FakeNews & AlternativeFacts, is kind of self explanatory if you've ever had the time to set down somewhere and read a small-town weekly newspaper - but, with a most unusual departure from normal reporting: Here, practically everything really is "Fake News". Each topic has been compiled solely for the purpose of your entertainment and laced with a splash of humor . . . The idea has been to select several issues that may or may not have been reported in the news of recent date, and in turn, each has been distorted and embellished with outright lies concerning the subject at hand. Sounds a bit crazy, huh? . . Never-the-less, it somehow makes a lot of sense in today's political climate where no matter the subject, be it in regard to Democrats, Republicans or Global Warming; such news continues to be effective . . .
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Post Truth Fake News and Democracy

Post Truth  Fake News and Democracy

This dystopian narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policy makers worldwide. In this book, Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou deliver a comprehensive study of post-truth discourses.

Author: Johan Farkas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000507287

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

View: 960

Western societies are under siege, as fake news, post-truth and alternative facts are undermining the very core of democracy. This dystopian narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policy makers worldwide. In this book, Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou deliver a comprehensive study of post-truth discourses. They critically map the normative ideas contained in these and present a forceful call for deepening democracy. The dominant narrative of our time is that democracy is in a state of emergency caused by social media, changes to journalism and misinformed masses. This crisis needs to be resolved by reinstating truth at the heart of democracy, even if this means curtailing civic participation and popular sovereignty. Engaging with critical political philosophy, Farkas and Schou argue that these solutions neglect the fact that democracy has never been about truth alone: it is equally about the voice of the democratic people. Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy delivers a sobering diagnosis of our times. It maps contemporary discourses on truth and democracy, foregrounds their normative foundations and connects these to historical changes within liberal democracies. The book will be of interest to students and scholars studying the current state and future of democracy, as well as to a politically informed readership.
Categories: Political Science

Fake News

Fake News

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 ...

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781642820225

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 732

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.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Unpacking Fake News

Unpacking Fake News

Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/ trump-world-
fake-news/548888/ Giaritelli, A. (2017, December 20). Trump: 'Fake news is ...
Fake news, alternative facts, and Trump: Teaching social studies in a post-truth
era.

Author: Wayne Journell

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777589

Category: Education

Page:

View: 558

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 also link these ideas to the broader task of civic education and critical engagement in the democratic process. “Inside this book you will find descriptions of simple lessons practiced by experts that can help make students more critical news consumers.” —From the Foreword by Rebecca Klein, HuffPost “One of the notable strengths of this book is its emphasis on concrete approaches to help students protect themselves and the larger democracy from the insidious influence of fake news.” —Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This book is both an important contribution to social studies education and a timely response to the demands of our current political moment.” —John Rogers, Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, UCLA
Categories: Education

I m Not 55 That Is Fake News I m 40 and Those Are the Alternative Facts

I m Not 55 That Is Fake News I m 40 and Those Are the Alternative Facts

Funny I'm not 55 years fake news blank lined note book will make a great gift for the Man or Woman who acts younger than their age 120 Pages High Quality Paper 6

Author: Jen V. Coleman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1791317529

Category:

Page: 122

View: 248

Funny I'm not 55 years fake news blank lined note book will make a great gift for the Man or Woman who acts younger than their age 120 Pages High Quality Paper 6
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Bad News

Bad News

How much information can we possibly process, and what is the internet doing to our attention spans? Ultimately this book answers one of the greatest questions of the age: how can we all be smarter consumers of news?

Author: Rob Brotherton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472962874

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 905

From the bestselling author of Suspicious Minds There was a time when the news came once a day, in the morning newspaper. A time when the only way to see what was happening around the world was to catch the latest newsreel at the movies. Times have changed. Now we're inundated. The news is no longer confined to a radio in the living room, or to a nightly half-hour timeslot on the television. Pundits pontificate on news networks 24 hours a day. We carry the news with us, getting instant alerts about events around the globe. Yet despite this unprecedented abundance of information, it seems increasingly difficult to know what's true and what's not. In Bad News, Rob Brotherton delves into the psychology of news, reviewing how the latest research can help navigate this supposedly post-truth world. Which buzzwords describe psychological reality, and which are empty sound bites? How much of this news is unprecedented, and how much is business as usual? Are we doomed to fall for fake news, or is fake news ... fake news? There has been considerable psychological research into the fundamental questions underlying this phenomenon. How do we form our beliefs, and why do we end up believing things that are wrong? How much information can we possibly process, and what is the internet doing to our attention spans? Ultimately this book answers one of the greatest questions of the age: how can we all be smarter consumers of news?
Categories: Psychology

Fake News

Fake News

With a mixture of jokes and one-liners alongside longer, hilarious articles and guides, this is the #1 Joke Book of the Year! Fake News.

Author: Mike Haskins

Publisher:

ISBN: 1853759996

Category:

Page: 192

View: 242

A humorous guide to the world of "Fake News" and "Alternative Facts." In the Post-Truth era we live in, "Fake News" has become an inescapable part of our everyday lives. How did that happen? John Miller takes a funny look at where the phenomenon came from--and teaches you how to exploit Fake News for your own benefit. With its mixture of jokes and one-liners plus longer, hilarious articles and guides, this is the #1 Joke Book of the Year!* *Fake Newscurrent political climate!
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When Fact Is Fiction

When Fact Is Fiction

Politics and media are constantly dealing with the shifting definitions of facts, truth, reality, and fiction. Yet this is something the field of documentary art has been addressing for much longer.

Author: Andrea Gorki

Publisher:

ISBN: 9492095718

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 991

Politics and media are constantly dealing with the shifting definitions of facts, truth, reality, and fiction. Yet this is something the field of documentary art has been addressing for much longer. The contributions in this volume are from and about artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction by playing with the notion of the ?documentary?. The book draws from a wide range of documentary art practices, such as working with archival materials or scrutinising one?s own subjective stance as an artist. It observes how artists deploy the fine line between fact and fiction as a means to imagine versions of the future, and how it can still have an impact in the world of today.
Categories: Art

Post Truth

Post Truth

What is post-truth?

Author: Lee McIntyre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262535045

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 451

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, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples -- claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote -- and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial. Add to this the wired-in cognitive biases that make us feel that our conclusions are based on good reasoning even when they are not, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, and we have the ideal conditions for post-truth. McIntyre also argues provocatively that the right wing borrowed from postmodernism -- specifically, the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth -- in its attacks on science and facts. McIntyre argues that we can fight post-truth, and that the first step in fighting post-truth is to understand it.
Categories: Philosophy

Fake News and the Factories That Make It

Fake News and the Factories That Make It

This high-interest book defines fake news and reveals the people behind the spread of disinformation. This text directly correlates with state journalism standards about developing media literacy.

Author: Kristina Lyn Heitkamp

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978504721

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 250

Once on the fringe, fake news has become mainstream. From bogus social media accounts to Russian troll factories, phony news muddies the social and political discourse, and is a threat to our democracy. This high-interest book defines fake news and reveals the people behind the spread of disinformation. This text directly correlates with state journalism standards about developing media literacy. Readers will also glimpse the future of fake news and the alarming technologies used to make it, such as face-morphing technology. This book will help readers navigate the messy world of fake news.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth

To examine how a disregard for facts, the displacement of reason by emotion,
and the corrosion of language are ... public life) has joined the post-truth lexicon
that includes such now familiar phrases as “fake news” and “alternative facts.

Author: Michiko Kakutani

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008312794

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 685

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason. ‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann ‘The first great book of the Trump administration ... essential reading’ Rolling Stone
Categories: Social Science

FakeNews

FakeNews

Sooo, Sorry, . . this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it really is a work of absolute and complete fiction.

Author: T. G. Fugate

Publisher:

ISBN: 1072157888

Category:

Page: 29

View: 190

Sooo, Sorry, . . this is not a lengthy novel filled with sex, murder, and intrigue but it really is a work of absolute and complete fiction. Actually, it's not a novel at all; it can't even be considered a "novella" which is suppose to be a bit longer than a short story and it's certainly not a "White Paper" which is a report or guide that's suppose to inform readers concisely about a complex issue . . . With FakeNews you must depart from the usual, the honest, or the concise reporting as is within most mainstream newspaper publications; to the contrary, practically everything forward really is "Fake News" or if you prefer, "Alternative Facts". In-any-event, each topic has been compiled solely for the purpose of your entertainment and an attempt has been made to lace it with a pinch of humor . . . Several "issues" or topics that may or may not have been reported in the media of recent date has been selected, and in turn, each is distorted and embellished with outright lies concerning the subject or topic at hand. Sounds a bit crazy, huh? . . Never-the-less, it somehow makes a lot of sense in today's political climate where no matter the subject, be it in regard to Democrats, Republicans or Global Warming; such news continues to not only be promoted but continues to be very effective . . .
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Trump s Media War

Trump   s Media War

Through a series of short, sharp interventions from academics and journalists, this book interrogates the emergent media war around Donald Trump.

Author: Catherine Happer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319940694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 394

The election of Donald Trump as US President in 2016 seemed to catch the world napping. Like the vote for Brexit in the UK, there seemed to be a new de-synchronicity – a huge reality gap – between the unfolding of history and the mainstream news media’s interpretations of and reporting of contemporary events. Through a series of short, sharp interventions from academics and journalists, this book interrogates the emergent media war around Donald Trump. A series of interconnected themes are used to set an agenda for exploration of Trump as the lynch-pin in the fall of the liberal mainstream and the rise of the right media mainstream in the USA. By exploring topics such as Trump’s television celebrity, his presidential candidacy and data-driven election campaign, his use of social media, his press conferences and combative relationship with the mainstream media, and the question of ‘fake news’ and his administration’s defence of ‘alternative facts’, the contributors rally together to map the parallels of the seemingly momentous and continuing shifts in the wider relationship between media and politics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

America s Post Truth Phenomenon When Feelings and Opinions Trump Facts and Evidence

America s Post Truth Phenomenon  When Feelings and Opinions Trump Facts and Evidence

This book presents absorbing and critical expert perspectives on the post-truth phenomenon that has infiltrated the U.S. political system, media, and populace. • Analyzes Trump-administration-generated mistruths in a discussion of post ...

Author: C.G. Prado

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862731

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

View: 323

This book presents absorbing and critical expert perspectives on the post-truth phenomenon that has infiltrated the U.S. political system, media, and populace. • Analyzes Trump-administration-generated mistruths in a discussion of post-truth America • Presents varied concerns, perspectives, and thought-provoking topics in clear, accessible, and engaging words • Explains the historical and social circumstances that led to post-truth • Details why some people are more apt to embrace and spread post-truth • Outlines actions to defeat post-truth
Categories: Psychology

Support Imaginary Numbers

Support Imaginary Numbers

Perfect size to tuck into a purse, keep on a desk or as a cherished bedside companion, ready for journaling and doodling. If you need ideas for a birthday present, this is it! Under $10 dollars makes it a great bargain.

Author: Imaginary Numbers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1087037476

Category:

Page: 152

View: 551

A Wonderful Math Gift Under 10.00! Filled with 75+ double sided sheets (150+ writing pages!) of lined paper, for recording thoughts, gratitude, notes, ideas, prayers, or sketches. This motivational and inspirational notebook with a funny quote makes a memorable (and useful) gift for anyone! Imagine the look on their face when your Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, Wife, Aunt or Uncle open the box and find their new favorite notebook! Fits perfectly in purse to use for thoughts, notes, plans, wedding ideas, to do lists, and to express your creative ideas! Perfect size to tuck into a purse, keep on a desk or as a cherished bedside companion, ready for journaling and doodling. If you need ideas for a birthday present, this is it! Under $10 dollars makes it a great bargain. Makes a unique and original gift for your daughter, son, grandma, grandpa, brother, sister or friend! Give a gift they'll always remember! Support Imaginary Numbers Not Alternative Facts - A Geeky Funny Anti Fake News and Political Propaganda - A Gift Notebook for Mathematicians and Engineers This notebook is a funny math nerd, or geek style gift for pie lovers, math club memebers, students, teachers or mathematicians! - 5 x 8" inches Softcover Journal Book - 150 Inside Pages (75 Sheets) - Lined on Both Sides - Lined paper is acid-free; it's perfect for writing with a pen, pencil, or any writing utensil of your choice - An awesome present for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and any occasion. Write & Be Happy!
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