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(Salon)   New book explains why people fall for bots, fake news, and outright outrageous propaganda   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Twitter, Social bots, fake news spreads, colleague Filippo Menczer, role of humans, fake news, role of bots, false news claim  
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2020-09-28 7:29:49 AM  
8 votes:
"New" book?

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Published in 1852.   You can read it here online at Project Gutenberg, and I say, what a shockingly bad hat you have.​/​24518-0.txt

2020-09-28 6:32:48 AM  
5 votes:
Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds was published a few centuries ago.
2020-09-28 5:57:51 AM  
4 votes:
You don't need a book, just go to a wedding or some other family gathering and if you can't figure it pretty fast, you're one of them.
2020-09-28 8:09:30 AM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: KoreanZombie: Don't need a book to tell me some ppl are just stupid.   Trump supporters are a clear cut example of that and ppl encounter them daily.

Politics tab is that way ----------->

It's on the far right, ironically.  Can't miss it.  It's full of people just like you.

Vote from any rooftops lately?
2020-09-28 7:40:11 AM  
2 votes:
2020-09-28 12:46:23 PM  
1 vote:

kyleaugustus: __________ is the opiate of the masses.

2020-09-28 8:20:37 AM  
1 vote:
Because people are inclined to believe whatever they agree with

Killary gave the order to stand down and let the Benghazi embassy get massacred?  You know that shrill ball-busting b**ch would do that!  Hysterical women don't know how war works, and she hates the troops and loves brown people.

Obama was actually born in Kenya?  I KNEW that blah guy was illegitimate!  If only we could get people to believe us, we'd have Barry Soetero out in a jiffy.
2020-09-28 7:36:31 AM  
1 vote:
Don't need a book to tell me some ppl are just stupid.   Trump supporters are a clear cut example of that and ppl encounter them daily.
2020-09-28 4:59:34 AM  
1 vote:
Fall for bots?

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