On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be Done

On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be Done

by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

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"It often seems that rumors are the one element that can travel faster than the speed of light. In On Rumors, Cass Sunstein helps us understand their incredible appeal, their power, and their dangers. A fun-tastic book."—Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational

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"It often seems that rumors are the one element that can travel faster than the speed of light. In On Rumors, Cass Sunstein helps us understand their incredible appeal, their power, and their dangers. A fun-tastic book."—Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational

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"With clear examples and lucid arguments, On Rumors couldn't come at a better time in the country's increasingly divisive—and deceptive—public discourse."Seed

"In revealing how easily and blindly we accept rumors, Sunstein's book is likely to make readers think twice before believing or repeating the next bit of gossip that comes through the grapevine."—Sarah Halzack, Washington Post

"Raises fundamental questions about the troublingly ambiguous impact of social media on the marketplace of democratic ideas."—Michael Ignatieff, Foreign Affairs

"Full of insights into the dynamics of information flow and why mud sticks in some places and not others."—Michael Bond, Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691162508
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/09/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,476,145
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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