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Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news, Amanda Sturgill

Label
Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news
Title
Detecting deception
Title remainder
tools to fight fake news
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Sturgill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This accessible text covers the most common issues with claims newsmakers use to try to shape stories along with examples and practice exercises using real-life cases of deceptive communication"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturgill, Amanda
Dewey number
070.4/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.M4
LC item number
S78 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Media literacy
  • Fake news
Label
Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news, Amanda Sturgill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: detecting deception and why it matters -- Section 1: Distractions and deceptions. The personal attack: "We shouldn't listen to dummies" ; Poisoning the well: "Nothing to see here" ; The straw man: "Said no one ever" ; The appeal to hypocrisy: "She did it first!" ; The red herring: "Look! Squirrel!" ; The black and white: "There are only two things that could happen" ; The slippery slope: "And you'll end up living in a van by the river" ; The fallacy of fallacies: "One rotten apple spoils the grocery store" ; The faulty analogy: "Comparing oranges to falsehoods" ; The irrelevant conclusion: "Cool. Don't care" ; The hasty generalization: "I saw a thing once" ; The division fallacy: "All the children are above average" ; The composition fallacy: "Great players must make a great band" ; Begging the question: "The blue sky is blue" ; The appeal to purity: "Real men don't eat haggis" ; Equivocation: "I mean, I am nice" ; The sunk cost: "We've already invested so much" -- Section 2: Unrelated evidence. The appeal to pity: "If you really cared about me" ; The appeal to force: "Agree-or else" ; The appeal to ignorance: "No one has proved you can't" ; The appeal to authority: "I'm not a doctor but . . ." ; The appeal to tradition: "We've always done it this way" ; The appeal to popularity: "A lot of people agree" ; The big lie and conspiracy theories: "The sky is green. The sky is green. The sky is green" -- Section 3: Issues with numbers and data. Ignoring the base rate: "100 percent of people die" ; The false cause: "Spider bites and spelling bees" ; The hidden variable: "Rabbit feet and lucky rocks" ; Unnecessary precision: "The difference that doesn't matter" ; Naive probability and the audience it confuses: "This slot machine is hot" ; Deception with charts: "A picture is worth 1,000 lies" ; Misrepresenting polls and surveys: "four out of five dentists surveyed agree"
Control code
on1134501155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 152 pages
Isbn
9781538141038
Lccn
2020003474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1134501155
Label
Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news, Amanda Sturgill
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: detecting deception and why it matters -- Section 1: Distractions and deceptions. The personal attack: "We shouldn't listen to dummies" ; Poisoning the well: "Nothing to see here" ; The straw man: "Said no one ever" ; The appeal to hypocrisy: "She did it first!" ; The red herring: "Look! Squirrel!" ; The black and white: "There are only two things that could happen" ; The slippery slope: "And you'll end up living in a van by the river" ; The fallacy of fallacies: "One rotten apple spoils the grocery store" ; The faulty analogy: "Comparing oranges to falsehoods" ; The irrelevant conclusion: "Cool. Don't care" ; The hasty generalization: "I saw a thing once" ; The division fallacy: "All the children are above average" ; The composition fallacy: "Great players must make a great band" ; Begging the question: "The blue sky is blue" ; The appeal to purity: "Real men don't eat haggis" ; Equivocation: "I mean, I am nice" ; The sunk cost: "We've already invested so much" -- Section 2: Unrelated evidence. The appeal to pity: "If you really cared about me" ; The appeal to force: "Agree-or else" ; The appeal to ignorance: "No one has proved you can't" ; The appeal to authority: "I'm not a doctor but . . ." ; The appeal to tradition: "We've always done it this way" ; The appeal to popularity: "A lot of people agree" ; The big lie and conspiracy theories: "The sky is green. The sky is green. The sky is green" -- Section 3: Issues with numbers and data. Ignoring the base rate: "100 percent of people die" ; The false cause: "Spider bites and spelling bees" ; The hidden variable: "Rabbit feet and lucky rocks" ; Unnecessary precision: "The difference that doesn't matter" ; Naive probability and the audience it confuses: "This slot machine is hot" ; Deception with charts: "A picture is worth 1,000 lies" ; Misrepresenting polls and surveys: "four out of five dentists surveyed agree"
Control code
on1134501155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 152 pages
Isbn
9781538141038
Lccn
2020003474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1134501155

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