The Encyclopedia of Misinformation

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Release : 2018-03-27
Genre : Encyclopedias
Kind : ebook
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Book Synopsis The Encyclopedia of Misinformation by : Rex Sorgatz

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Misinformation written by Rex Sorgatz. This book was released on 2018-03-27. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “In an era of ‘alternative facts,’ Rex Sorgatz’s The Encyclopedia of Misinformation helps put things in perspective.” —Fast Company

This compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history examines fakery in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games, and beyond. Entries span eclectic topics: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, P.T. Barnum, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Ponzi Schemes, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley.

From A to Z, this is the definitive guide to how we are tricked, and how we trick ourselves.

“Occasional salty language and pop-culture references make this compendium of 300 short entries a delightful mix of high- and lowbrow.” —Booklist