How to Win the War on Truth An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths Are Sold, Why They Stick, and How to Reclaim Reality

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-10-25
Publisher(s): Quirk Books
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Made to Stick by Chip Heath meets Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe in this illustrated guide to navigating today’s post-truth landscape, filled with real-world examples of disinformation campaigns.

The average person receives 4,000 to 10,000 media messages a day.
It’s no wonder we struggle to separate the news from the noise and fact from fiction--but in these unprecedented times, it’s essential to democracy that we do. For anyone struggling to figure out how to live--and vote--their values, How to Win the War on Truth is here to help. You’ll learn:
   The history of propaganda, from Edward Bernays to Fox News
   Why simple messages are so powerful
   How social messaging creates unconscious biasesWho profits from propaganda
   How propaganda is manufactured and delivered directly to you
Filled with real-world examples of disinformation campaigns that impact every citizen and clever illustration, How to Win the War on Truth will help you see the world with clear eyes for the first time.

Author Biography

Samuel C. Spitale is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Media Studies who frequently contributes to Huffington Post, as well as Geek magazine, io9, and Previously he worked at Lucasfilm in global product development and as a managing editor in the publishing division. This is his first book.

Allan Whincup is a former art director who works as a freelance illustrator and designer. His projects include logo design, character design, storyboarding, and creating assets for animation. He has also worked on games, CD covers, and comics. 

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