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misinformation Quotes

Six of the best book quotes about misinformation
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“What is happening here is that television is altering the meaning of ‘being informed’ by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation. Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information—misplace, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information—information that creates the illusion of knowing something but which in fact leads one away from knowing.”
Neil Postman
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Amusing Ourselves to Death
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“When news is packaged as entertainment, that is the inevitable result. And in saying that the television news show entertains but does not inform, I am saying something far more serious than that we are being deprived of authentic information. I am saying we are losing our sense of what it means to be well informed.”
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“What shall we do if we take ignorance to be knowledge?”
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“Trump came to believe he understood everything about the media—who you need to know, what pretense you need to maintain, what information you could profitably trade, what lies you might tell, what lies the media expected you to tell. ”
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“If you are baking a pie for your friends, and you read an article entitled ‘How to Build a Chair’ instead of a cookbook, you pie will probably end up tasting like wood and nails instead of like crust and fruity filling.”
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“Anyway, when he was in about Form One, some stupid fool started a rumor that Simon had AIDS, and that’s why he was sick. Next thing you know, some parents wouldn’t let their kids play with Simon, in case they caught something from him.”
Simon (See Ya, Simon)
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