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Deputy University Librarian Releasing New Book: "Fake News, Propaganda and Plain Old Lies"

Mon, June 25, 2018 1:40 PM to Tue, July 31, 2018 1:40 PM

First impressions count, maybe now more than ever. But what if those impressions are based on lies?

People’s willingness to believe even the most outrageous “information” they get is so remarkable that researchers have been studying this phenomenon — more recently given the current political divide in America — and trying to explain why facts don’t sway people’s beliefs.

It’s better to learn to critically evaluate information as it comes at you, argues UC Merced Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay, whose new book “Fake News, Propaganda and Plain Old Lies” is being released Friday, June 29.

Read the full article in Newsroom.