Liars : falsehoods and free speech in an age of deception /

Worldwide, people are circulating damaging lies and falsehoods through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. They range from claims that COVID-19 is a hoax to the theory that vaccines cause autism. In 'Liars', Cass Sunstein argues that free societies must generally allow fal...

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Author / Creator:Sunstein, Cass R., author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021.
Description:1 online resource (192 pages).
Language:English
Series:Inalienable rights series
Oxford scholarship online
Inalienable rights series.
Oxford scholarship online.
Subject:Truthfulness and falsehood.
Deception.
Freedom of speech -- Criminal provisions.
Social media -- Corrupt practices.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12685492
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ISBN:9780197548455 (ebook) : No price
Notes:Also issued in print: 2021.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 12, 2021).
Summary:Worldwide, people are circulating damaging lies and falsehoods through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. They range from claims that COVID-19 is a hoax to the theory that vaccines cause autism. In 'Liars', Cass Sunstein argues that free societies must generally allow falsehoods and lies, which cannot be excised from democratic debate. At the same time, governments should regulate specific kinds of falsehoods: those that genuinely endanger health, safety, and the capacity of the public to govern itself. Sunstein concludes that government and private institutions, like Facebook and Twitter, currently allow far too many lies, including those that threaten public health and democracy.
Target Audience:Specialized.
Other form:Print version : 9780197545119
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