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Updated December 20, 2023
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#Republic : Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
Sunstein, Cass R.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy--and what can be done about it As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to...
Computational propaganda : political parties, politicians, and political manipulation on social media
Woolley, Samuel C.
Social media platforms do not just circulate political ideas, they support manipulative disinformation campaigns. While some of these disinformation campaigns are carried out directly by individuals, most are waged by software, commonly known as bots, programmed to perform simple, repetitive,...
Covid Conspiracy Theories in Global Perspective
Knight, Peter
Covid Conspiracy Theories in Global Perspective examines how conspiracy theories and related forms of misinformation and disinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic have circulated widely around the world. Covid conspiracy theories have attracted considerable attention...
Democracy and fake news : information manipulation and post-truth politics
Giusti, Serena
This book explores the challenges that disinformation, fake news, and post-truth politics pose to democracy from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors analyse and interpret how the use of technology and social media as well as the emergence of new political narratives has been...
Encyclopedia of social media and politics
Harvey, Kerric
The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American...
The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread
O'Connor, Cailin
The social dynamics of "alternative facts": why what you believe depends on who you know
Not born yesterday : the science of who we trust and what we believe
Mercier, Hugo
Why people are not as gullible as we think Not Born Yesterday explains how we decide who we can trust and what we should believe--and argues that we're pretty good at making these decisions. In this lively and provocative book, Hugo Mercier demonstrates how virtually...
Online hate and harmful content : cross-national perspectives
Keipi, Teo.
Over the past few decades, various types of hate material have caused increasing concern. Today, the scope of hate is wider than ever, as easy and often-anonymous access to an enormous amount of online content has opened the Internet up to both use and abuse. By providing possibilities for...
Psychology of Fake News: Accepting, Sharing, and Correcting Misinformation
This volume examines the phenomenon of fake news by bringing together leading experts from different fields within psychology and related areas, and explores what has become a prominent feature of public discourse since the first Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election campaign. Dealing...
Social media and hate
Banaji, Shakuntala
Using expert interviews and focus groups, this book investigates the theoretical and practical intersection of misinformation and social media hate in contemporary societies. Social Media and Hate argues that these phenomena, and the extreme violence and discrimination they initiate...
Tell me lies propaganda and media distortion in the attack on Iraq
Miller, David
Did the US and UK governments lie about weapons of mass destruction to promote an attack on Iraq? Did the media hold them to account or act as cheerleaders for war? Tell me Lies reveals the systematic propaganda used by both the US and UK governments to convince us of the 'threat' from Iraq. It...
Virtues, democracy, and online media : ethical and epistemic issues
Snow, Nancy E.
This book addresses current threats to citizenship and democratic values posed by the spread of post-truth communication. The contributors apply research on moral, civic, and epistemic virtues to issues involving post-truth culture. The spread of post-truth communication affects ordinary...
What do we know and what should we do about...? fake news
Anstead, Nick

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