…Still, the culture of tech-empowered political dirty tricks clearly remains in an expansion phase.

Shortly before reading the article, I finished a new book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread, by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, both professors of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine. The spread of fake news and other misinformation is a concern to everyone, and of professional interest to me, since much of my day-to-day work is as a fact checker for a major science magazine.

For the full story, please visit https://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/fake-people-and-real-scandals.

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