Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news / Amanda Sturgill.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "This accessible text covers the most common issues with claims newsmakers use to try to shape stories along with examples and practice exercises using real-life cases of deceptive communication"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Teaching fact checking and verification is an essential part of journalism education. When a confusing media environment includes statements like "Truth is not truth" and "The president offered alternative facts," students need to go beyond traditional reporting standards. They need to be trained to consider the presentation of reality in deciding if a statement is misleading or patently false. Detecting Deception applies the concepts of logical argumentation to supplement the verification techniques that are the stock and trade of any media professional. Pithy and practical, Amanda Sturgill draws from present day news examples to help students recognize the most common bad arguments people make. Detecting Deception is an essential tool for training future journalists to build stories that recognize faulty arguments and hold their subjects to a higher standard." -- Publisher's description
    • Content Notes:
      Preface: detecting deception and why it matters -- Section 1: Distractions and deceptions. The personal attack: "We shouldn't listen to dummies" ; Poisoning the well: "Nothing to see here" ; The straw man: "Said no one ever" ; The appeal to hypocrisy: "She did it first!" ; The red herring: "Look! Squirrel!" ; The black and white: "There are only two things that could happen" ; The slippery slope: "And you'll end up living in a van by the river" ; The fallacy of fallacies: "One rotten apple spoils the grocery store" ; The faulty analogy: "Comparing oranges to falsehoods" ; The irrelevant conclusion: "Cool. Don't care" ; The hasty generalization: "I saw a thing once" ; The division fallacy: "All the children are above average" ; The composition fallacy: "Great players must make a great band" ; Begging the question: "The blue sky is blue" ; The appeal to purity: "Real men don't eat haggis" ; Equivocation: "I mean, I am nice" ; The sunk cost: "We've already invested so much" -- Section 2: Unrelated evidence. The appeal to pity: "If you really cared about me" ; The appeal to force: "Agree-or else" ; The appeal to ignorance: "No one has proved you can't" ; The appeal to authority: "I'm not a doctor but . . ." ; The appeal to tradition: "We've always done it this way" ; The appeal to popularity: "A lot of people agree" ; The big lie and conspiracy theories: "The sky is green. The sky is green. The sky is green" -- Section 3: Issues with numbers and data. Ignoring the base rate: "100 percent of people die" ; The false cause: "Spider bites and spelling bees" ; The hidden variable: "Rabbit feet and lucky rocks" ; Unnecessary precision: "The difference that doesn't matter" ; Naive probability and the audience it confuses: "This slot machine is hot" ; Deception with charts: "A picture is worth 1,000 lies" ; Misrepresenting polls and surveys: "four out of five dentists surveyed agree".
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-148) and index.
    • ISBN:
      1538141027
      9781538141021
    • Accession Number:
      2020003474
    • Accession Number:
      1134501155
    • Accession Number:
      mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STURGILL, A. Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news. [s. l.]: Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2021. ISBN 1538141027. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958. Acesso em: 3 out. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Sturgill A. Detecting Deception : Tools to Fight Fake News. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; 2021. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Sturgill, A. (2021). Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Sturgill, Amanda. 2021. Detecting Deception : Tools to Fight Fake News. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958.
    • Harvard:
      Sturgill, A. (2021) Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958 (Accessed: 3 October 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sturgill, A 2021, Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news, Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., viewed 3 October 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Sturgill, Amanda. Detecting Deception : Tools to Fight Fake News. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2021. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Sturgill, Amanda. Detecting Deception : Tools to Fight Fake News. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2021. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sturgill A. Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news [Internet]. Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 3]. Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113958