Download full The Piedersen Conspiracy Pdf, The Piedersen Conspiracy epub, The Piedersen Conspiracy ebook, The Piedersen Conspiracy author, The Piedersen Conspiracy audiobook, The Piedersen Conspiracy free online epub

From Urban Legends to Political Fact-Checking

Pdf From Urban Legends to Political Fact-Checking
Author William Aspray,James W. Cortada
Isbn 3030229521
File size 829 kb
Year 2019-08-12
Pages 146
Language English
File format PDF

Download the Book


This text presents an historical examination of political fact-checking, highlighting how this is part of a larger phenomenon of online scrutiny that manifests itself in multiple forms. Reflecting the long history of “fake facts” in America, the book discusses important developments in this area from the emergence of the public Internet in the 1990s to the start of the Trump-Clinton presidential election campaigns. Topics and features: describes how some of the major players in political fact-checking began with the purpose of scrutinizing and debunking of urban legends; considers how this was part of a wider culture, encompassing B-grade horror movies, truth-or-fiction television shows, and groups warning about computer viruses; explains how such developments are connected, revealing political fact-checking as one of many forms of scrutiny applied in the face of a complex, dangerous world; provides a range of detailed case studies, covering such topics as the rumors surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and academic interest in contemporary legends; discusses how pre-Internet technologies such as bulletin boards, Usenet, and proprietary online service providers such as CompuServe and AOL were used to both disseminate and debunk urban legends; examines the rise of political fact-checking, reviewing all of the major initiatives in this area undertaken in the United States. This timely study touches on issues of popular culture and major events, and offers profiles of colorful individuals and organizations, and as such will appeal to a broad audience interested in the history of fact-checking and efforts to protect the political process from falsehoods.

Transparency has, in recent years, become a watchword for good governance. Policymakers and analysts alike evaluate political and economic institutions—c ...

Author Harry G. West,Todd Sanders
Isbn 9780822330240
Genre Social Science
Year 2003-04-17
Pages 316
Language English
File format PDF

. ...

Author Marc Abélès
Isbn 2271073243
Genre Political Science
Year 2011-10-20T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 39
Language English
File format PDF

Every small town has its secrets, and Far Haven is no exception. Swaying gently, cocooned in the cold, murky depths of Eagle Lake, is the body of Belinda G ...

Author Eric Washburn
Isbn 0595443567
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-08
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF


Author N.A
Genre Law reports, digests, etc
Year 1968
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

He also tracks the public's changing perception of the Communists, from amused unconcern to alarm, and details how the Ober antisubversive law and the HUAC ...

Author Vernon L. Pedersen
Isbn 9780252023217
Genre History
Year 2001
Pages 253
Language English
File format PDF

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...

Author Sian Reynolds
Isbn 1134798318
Genre History
Year 2002-11-01
Pages 296
Language English
File format PDF

In the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion, as the Republican guards flee, the National Museum of Baghdad is left unprotected. Thieves enter the museum and ste ...

Author Derek Schreurs
Isbn 1466905530
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 344
Language English
File format PDF

Land So Fair opens in 1737 on a Hudson Valley farm, where the family's land, "sought, bought, cleared, planted, harvested, bequeathed, fought over, challen ...

Author Firth Haring Fabend
Isbn 0595473164
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-01
Pages 364
Language English
File format PDF