On Rumours: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done (Paperback)
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On Rumours: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done (Paperback)

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Published: 30/09/2010
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Sunstein explores the human propensity for gossip and storytelling, and discusses how our fears and hopes can work against common sense. He also investigates the way that the internet can entrench our false beliefs even deeper, and how the wish to conform, our natural biases and even our basic emotions can cause us to fall for untrue accounts.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141044293
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Makes for some uncomfortable reading - Telegraph

Gives long shrift to loose talk - The Times Higher Education Supplement

Thought-provoking ... extremely relevant - Scotsman

Compelling ... full of insights - Guardian

More than just a book: it's a manifesto - Prospect

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