Fake News and the Manipulation of Public Opinion

By MOONEY, Carla

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9781682825396
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ReferencePoint


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2019  |  Nonfiction

Gr 7 Up-This concise overview of a high-demand topic explores the impact of technological developments—and social media in particular—on the spread of misinformation. In her discussion of what constitutes fake news, Mooney is careful to distinguish it from satire, biased reporting, and genuine factual errors, defining it as "fabricated news or information that is meant to be perceived as factual." Subsequent chapters examine how fake news content is created, as well as how and why it spreads so virulently via social media. Related topics such as personal d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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