Get ready for Confronting the Disinformation Age with titles in this recommended reading list prepared by the SFU library. These works expand on some of the key ideas discussed throughout the 2019 Community Summit and are available for borrowing in the SFU Library collection.
Post-truth: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
Disinformation: False information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.
Misinformation: Information that is unintentionally false or inaccurate.
Click Bait: Something (such as a headline) designed to make readers want to click on a hyperlink especially when the link leads to content of dubious value or interest. It is often paid for by the advertiser or generates income based on the number of clicks.
Confirmation Bias: the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one’s existing beliefs.
Filter Bubble: Tendency for internet users to see only news & ideas that they agree with, or have interest in, due to personalization algorithms of search engine results and social media platform feeds.