Northshire Online: Lee McIntyre - On Disinformation

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 6:00pm
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Author and scholar Lee McIntyre will join us on zoom to discuss his powerful, pocket-sized citizen’s guide on how to fight back against the disinformation campaigns that are imperiling American democracy.

Author and scholar Lee McIntyre will join us on zoom to discuss his powerful, pocket-sized citizen’s guide on how to fight back against the disinformation campaigns that are imperiling American democracy. The effort to destroy facts and make America ungovernable didn’t come out of nowhere. It is the culmination of seventy years of strategic denialism. In On Disinformation, Lee McIntyre shows how the war on facts began, and how ordinary citizens can fight back against the scourge of disinformation that is now threatening the very fabric of our society. Drawing on his twenty years of experience as a scholar of science denial, McIntyre explains how autocrats wield disinformation to manipulate a populace and deny obvious realities, why the best way to combat disinformation is to disrupt its spread, and most importantly, how we can win the war on truth. On Disinformation lays out ten everyday practical steps that we can take as ordinary citizens—from resisting polarization to pressuring our Congresspeople to regulate social media. Compact, easy-to-read (and then pass on to a friend), and never more urgent, On Disinformation does nothing less than empower us with the tools and knowledge needed to save our republic from autocracy before it is too late.

Lee McIntyre is Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he has taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Simmons University, Tufts Experimental College, and Harvard Extension School. If you have questions about this or any Northshire event, please e-mail us at events@northshire.com.

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On Disinformation: How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy By Lee McIntyre Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780262546300
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Published: The MIT Press - August 22nd, 2023

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