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The encyclopedia of misinformation : a compendium of imitations, spoofs, delusions, simulations, counterfeits, impostors, illusions, confabulations, skullduggery, frauds, pseudoscience, propaganda, hoaxes, flimflam, pranks, hornswoggle, conspiracies & miscellaneous fakery [electronic resource] / Rex Sorgatz ; Lorenzo Petrantoni, illustrator.

Sorgatz, Rex, (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781683352341 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1683352343 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Abrams, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
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The Encyclopedia of Fakery is a compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history. The lens is wide-fakery is examined in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games. Entries span eclectic topics: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, P.T. Barnum, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley. From A to Z, this is the definitive guide to how we are tricked, and how we trick ourselves.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Common fallacies.
Electronic books.

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