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The death of truth : how social media and the internet gave snake oil salesmen and demagogues the weapons to destroy trust and polarize the world--and what we can do about it / Steven Brill.

"A best-selling author documents how facts-shared truths--have lost their power to hold us together as a community, as a country, globally, and how belief in "alternative facts" and conspiracy theories have destroyed trust in institutions, leaders, and legitimate experts"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780525658313
  • Physical Description: viii, 317 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Six times seven is not forty-one -- The liberation of the "good samaritans" -- "What's up with your recommendation engine?" -- "We're sorry" -- Millions of papers flying around -- ER doctors or tobacco company shills? -- Buying blind -- A vaster wasteland -- Attacking the referees -- Infodemic -- Down the rabbit hole -- America's shameful export -- "We are going to burn you down" -- When you can't believe your own eyes -- Resurrecting truth--what you can do.
Subject: Misinformation > Social aspects > United States.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Social aspects > United States.
Social media and society > United States.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Trone Memorial Library (East Berlin) 302.231 BRILL (Text) 35740636068355 New Nonfiction On Holds Shelf -

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