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True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News | Cindy L. Otis
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A former CIA analyst unveils the true history of fake news and gives readers tips on how to avoid falling victim to it in this highly designed informative YA nonfiction title. "Fake news" is a term youve probably heard a lot in the last few years, but its not a new phenomenon. From the ancient Egyptians to the French Revolution to Jack the Ripper and the founding fathers, fake news has been around as long as human civilization. But that doesnt mean that we should just give up on the idea of finding the truth. In True or False, former CIA analyst Cindy Otis will take readers through the history and impact of misinformation over the centuries, sharing stories from the past and insights that readers today can gain from them. Then, she shares lessons learned in over a decade working for the CIA, including actionable tips on how to spot fake news, how to make sense of the information we receive each day, and, perhaps most importantly, how to understand and see past our own information biases, so that we can think critically about important issues and put events happening around us into context. True or False includes a wealth of photo illustrations, informative inserts, and sidebars containing interesting facts and trivia sure to engage readers in critical thinking and analysis.
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I didn't know this was a YA book when I started it, and most of the time it doesn't read that way. Sometimes the author stops to explain something, like the Cold War, that would be obvious to any adult. That said, it's still an interesting examination of the "fake news" phenomenon and how to spot it in print, on TV and online. 3 ???