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Foolproof : why misinformation infects our minds and how to build immunity  Cover Image Book Book

Foolproof : why misinformation infects our minds and how to build immunity / Snader Van Der Linden.


"From fake news to conspiracy theories, from inflammatory memes to misleading headlines, misinformation has swiftly become the defining problem of our era. The crisis threatens the integrity of our democracies, our ability to cultivate trusting relationships, even our physical and psychological well-being--yet most attempts to combat it have proven insufficient. In Foolproof, one of the world's leading experts on misinformation lays out a crucial new paradigm for understanding and defending ourselves against the worldwide infodemic"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780393881448
  • ISBN: 039388144X
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in Great Britian in 2023 by 4th Estate under the title Foolproof: why we fall for misintormation and how to build immunity"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Viruses of the mind. Illusory truth : how our brains discern fact from fiction -- Motivated brain : what you want to believe -- Conspiracy effect : the truth is out there -- Why the virus won't leave your mind : the continued influence of misinformation -- Infodemic : how the misinformation virus spreads. Misinformation pathogens : from ancient Rome to social media -- Rage against the machine : echo chambers and filter bubbles -- Weapons of mass persuasion -- A psychological vaccine against misinformation. New science of prebunking -- Bad news : the six degrees of manipulation -- Psychological herd immunity -- How to inoculate your friends and family -- Epilogue : the future of truth -- 10 antigens to stop the spread of misinformation.
Subject: Misinformation.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Social media > Moral and ethical aspects.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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North Kansas City Public Library 302 VANDER LINDEN 2023 (Text) 0001012511006 Nonfiction Available -

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