True or false : a CIA analyst's guide to spotting fake news / Cindy L. Otis.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A YA Nonfiction book about the history of Fake News and tips for how to spot it"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      History of fake news. Fake news has been around a lot longer than you think -- The beginning of fake news -- Fake news and the fall of the French monarchy -- Fake news and America's founder -- Fake news takes on science -- Yellow journalism, propaganda, and disinformation, Oh my! -- Yellow journalism -- Fake news at war -- Smoking is good for you and other fake news about your health -- The fake news intelligence battles -- Drowning in fake news. Going digital -- Fake news goes viral -- Fake news takes over elctions -- How we fight back. Facts vs. opinions -- I'm biased, you're biased, we're all biased -- Understanding bias in the media -- How to spot fake news articles -- Memes aren't news & other social media tips.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical notes and references (pages 295-313).
      Ages 13-18 Feiwel & Friends.
      Grades 10-12 Feiwel & Friends.
    • ISBN:
      9781250239495
      1250239494
    • Accession Number:
      2019036127
    • Accession Number:
      on1107332804
      1107332804
    • Accession Number:
      fay.709208
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OTIS, C. L. True or false : a CIA analyst’s guide to spotting fake news. First edition. [s. l.]: Feiwel & Friends, 2020. ISBN 9781250239495. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Otis CL. True or False : A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. First edition. Feiwel & Friends; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208
    • APA:
      Otis, C. L. (2020). True or false : a CIA analyst’s guide to spotting fake news (First edition.). Feiwel & Friends.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Otis, Cindy L. 2020. True or False : A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. First edition. Feiwel & Friends. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208.
    • Harvard:
      Otis, C. L. (2020) True or false : a CIA analyst’s guide to spotting fake news. First edition. Feiwel & Friends. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Otis, CL 2020, True or false : a CIA analyst’s guide to spotting fake news, First edition., Feiwel & Friends, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Otis, Cindy L. True or False : A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. First edition., Feiwel & Friends, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Otis, Cindy L. True or False : A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. First edition. Feiwel & Friends, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Otis CL. True or false : a CIA analyst’s guide to spotting fake news [Internet]. First edition. Feiwel & Friends; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709208

Reviews

PW Reviews 2020 May #2

In an age when many are "basically standing under a showerhead of information all day, every day," former intelligence analyst Otis provides timely guidance on how to separate fact from fake news. The book's first section provides context and breadth, reaching back to the reign of Ramses II and the story of Jack the Ripper to underscore the historical use of propaganda and disinformation. But the second half of the book offers the greatest benefit, detailing how digital media has exponentially aided in the promulgation of false narratives and destructive rumors. The author shares many practical tips she learned during the decade she spent working for the CIA—ways to discern a doctored photo, identify clickbait and trusted sources, and double-check outrageous claims. Perhaps most importantly, she cautions readers to check their own biases and think critically rather than outsourcing judgment to their social media feeds. Written in an easy, conversational style matched by a user-friendly design with pullouts, exercises, and photographs, it's a book that teachers and civic leaders will want to make required reading. Ages 13–up. (July)¦

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