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True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News by [Cindy L. Otis]

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True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News Kindle Edition

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Language: English Age Level: 13 - 18 Grade Level: 7 - 9

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About the Author

Cindy L. Otis knew that she wanted to join the CIA at seven years old when her dad let her watch the first James Bond movie. After receiving her bachelor's degree in international politics and her master's degree in international relations from Boston University, her dream came true. She went on to serve as a military analyst, intelligence briefer to the White House, and Branch Manager. The recipient of the Army Civilian Service Medal and the CIA's Donald Cryer Award, she is a dedicated advocate for disability rights.

Erin Dion is a professional voiceover artist, musician, vocal coach, and actress who is passionate about entertainment, education, and performing in her community. Having received her bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Wayne State University, she has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She currently resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.


If I could pick one book to hand to every teen--and adult--on earth, this is the one. True or False is accessible, thorough, and searingly honest, and we desperately needed it. --Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Great historic examples. Practical solutions. A guidebook to learning from the past with actionable solutions to help you save our future. --Peiter Mudge Zatko, Former Senior Government Official, Famous Hacker, and Information Security Expert

I couldn't put this down (and even had to fight my husband for it). Entertaining, illuminating, and necessary. A must-read for everyone.--Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Our Wayward Fate

Written in an easy, conversational style matched by a user-friendly design with pullouts, exercises, and photographs, it's a book that teachers and civic leaders will want to make required reading. -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Most of the mini lessons herein gain their impact from Otis' engaging storytelling, with historical episodes illustrating the various ways truth has been altered for public consumption followed by .... tips and checklists and self quizzes that encourage readers to hone their own skills at unmasking humbugs. --BCCB

In True or False, Cindy Otis, a former CIA analyst, provides an informative and engaging survey of fake news throughout history; an analysis of principles of psychology (confirmation bias, negativity bias and cognitive dissonance) behind the attraction to it; and practical recommendations and challenging exercises to test our skills for how to avoid falling for it. -- The Jerusalem Post

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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