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Woolley, Samuel

Summary: "Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaganda will look like. As Samuel Woolley shows, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 WOO

Carpenter, Amanda B.

Summary: In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 CAR

Van Natten, Donna

Summary: "Learn how to spot the lies and deceptions of our politicians in action. You can't turn on the television, check your phone, or scroll through social media without being besieged with political headlines and the "Who's Who" of today's news. With so much spoon-fed to us by the media, fake news, and from politicians themselves, it's time to take the reins and control what you see, feel, and know...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.6 VAN

Waldman, Michael

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.929 WAL

Serwer, Adam

Summary: "Taking joy in suffering is more human than we'd like to admit. The cruelty of the Trump administration's policies and the ritual rhetorical flaying of his targets are intimately connected. Shared cruelty and the delight it brings are critical moments ofconnection for white supremacists, a fact that is not new. Adam Serwer has been chronicling our political landscape for the last decade. He is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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Vaidhyanathan, Siva

Summary: This is the story of how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an indictment of how "social media" has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 302.23 VAI

Dotson, Taylor

Summary: "A highly readable and punchy roadmap that ordinary citizens and policymakers alike can use to begin rethinking and refashioning their political interactions to be more productive"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 DOT

Greenberg, David

Summary: "The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. The Greeks called it 'rhetoric,' Gilded Age politicians called it 'publicity,' and some today might call it 'lying,' but spin is a built-in feature of American democracy. Presidents deploy it to engage, persuade, and mobilize the people--in whom power ultimately resides. Presidential historian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GRE

Domscheit-Berg, Daniel.

Summary: Details the inner workings of the organization the author was a former spokesman for, revealing the evolution, finances, and inner tensions from the first meeting with Julian Assange to his withdrawal from Wikileaks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 353.46 DOM

Rid, Thomas

Summary: "This revelatory and dramatic history of disinformation traces the rise of secret organized deception operations from the interwar period to contemporary internet troll farms"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.12 RID

Sciutto, Jim

Summary: "From praising dictators to alienating allies, Trump has made chaos his calling card. Has his strategy caused more problems than it solved?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SCI

Luntz, Frank I.

Summary: Communications expert Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. Luntz has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. He tells us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because "satellite" was more cutting edge...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.042 LUN

Zelizer, Julian E

Summary: "The story of how Newt Gingrich and his allies tainted American politics, launching an enduring era of brutal partisan warfare When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump "is not an outlier; he is a culmination, alogical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party for the past ten, fifteen, twenty years." In Burning Down the House,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 ZEL

Davies, William

Summary: The University of London political economist draws on four hundred years of history to examine the systematic discrediting of scientists and experts by a modern public that disregards objective facts in favor of emotions, particularly fear and anxiety.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.01 DAV

Vaidhyanathan, Siva

Summary: "If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In Antisocial...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 VAI

Senko, Jen

Summary: "Author Jen Senko's father went from being a non-political, open-minded Democrat to a radical, angry, and intolerant right wing devotee, which eventually imploded the entire family dynamic. As politics began to take precedence over anything and everything, Jen was mystified at how these concepts began to insidiously seep into her father's mood and mindset. How had this happened? When and why...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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