• book: Trust Me, I'm Lying

    From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to All on Sun Jun 11 22:34:00 2023
    An oldie.. but still a goodie..

    Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator |

    Ryan Holiday

    Penguin Publishing Group | Portfolio

    Social Science / Media Studies / Business & Economics / Industries - Media & Communications / Computers / Internet - Blogging

    Published Jul 2, 2013

    "The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news-revised
    and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age.

    "Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times
    and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original
    publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan
    Holiday's first book sounded a prescient alarm about the
    dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today.

    "Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company
    millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a
    product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral
    sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national
    conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan

    As he explains, "I wrote this book to explain how media
    manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight
    them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I
    giving away these secrets? Because I'm tired of a world where
    trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion
    masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes,
    and no one is accountable for any of it. I'm pulling back the
    curtain because it's time the public understands how things
    really work. What you choose to do with this information is up
    to you."

    Read an excerpt:

    USA Readers, support a local bookshop of your choice: https://bookshop.org/a/93260/9781591846284

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