!!> Reading ➵ On Rumors ➭ Author Cass R. Sunstein – Writerscompany.co.uk

On Rumors Many Of Us Are Being Misled Claiming To Know The Pals Of Presidential Aspirants, Dark Secrets About Public Officials, And Hidden Causes Of The Current Economic Crisis, Those Who Spread Rumors Know Precisely What They Are Doing They Are Sometimes Able To Derail Political Candidates, Injure Companies And Reputations, Even Damage Democratic Governance And In The Era Of The Internet, They Know About Manipulating The Mechanics Of False Rumors Social Cascades, Group Polarization, And Biased Assimilation Than You Do They Also Know That The Presumed Correctives Publishing Balanced Information, Issuing Corrections, And Trusting To The Marketplace Of Ideas Do Not Always Work A Pioneer In The Effort To Design Regulation Around The Ways People Behave The Wall Street Journal , Cass R Sunstein Uses Examples From The Real World And From Behavioral Studies To Explain Why Certain Rumors Spread Like Wildfire And What We Can Do To Avoid Being Misled.


10 thoughts on “On Rumors

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    wiserwiser


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    This had GREAT potential Then the author threw it away by droning on in suppositions and hypotheticals Really Like there aren t enough real people believing completely ridiculous rumors that he could have used to make this interesting and engaging


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    BOOK REVIEW SUNSTEIN, Cass, On Rumors How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be DoneISBN 13 978 0691162508Why people believe rumors.This is a short, precisely 100 page long essay on rumors, why falsehoods spread and why people believe them, written by a Harvard Law scholar The book dealswith


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    This is a short 100 pages book on the spread of rumors, a most timely subject The author covers things like information cascades, how people s previous opinions and knowledge affects their willingness to accept and spread rumors Sunstein presents us with the slightly discouraging fact, that when people have very strong


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    Essentially a non book It s very , very rare that I skim a book but after 20 odd pages of a 70 or so page book I was bored and underwhelmed Rumours start and you ll believe them if you want and won t if you don t Other factors influence you such as peers, emotions and news Does anybody not know this No new mechanism is put forwa


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here a short political piece from the author.


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    An ok bookSimple book about rumours,Hoped fordepth into different angles about the topic Some solutions to solve it wouldve been good to add as well


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    A brief essay that should give us reason to pause and consider how we take in and process information about others Some redundancy by the author but short enough not to be too much of s concern.


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