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kindle å Pro Truth × read ´ [Reading] ➿ Pro Truth Author Gleb Tsipursky – How can we turn back the tide of post truth politics fake news and misinformation that is damaging our democracy? First by empowering citizens to recognize and resist political lies and deceptions Usi How can we turn back the tide How can we turn back the tide of post truth politics fake news and misinformation that is damaging our democracy? First by empowering citizens to recognize and resist political lies and deceptions Using cutting edge neuroscience research we show you the tricks post truth politicians use to exploit our mental blindspots and cognitive biases We then share with you strategies to protect yourself In today’s environment we are living in a society wherein truth is rapidly distorted A great example of this is social media We are significantly affected by the things that we see on our phone screens that cause our minds to be blinded by the truth In a generation where deceptions are somewhat recurrent it is of importance that we should prevail with the truth A colleague introduced me to this book entitled “Pro Truth” and I was curious what would be the contents of this book Pro Truth talks about mainly the political aspect of our society the spectrum of lies the cognitive biases each one of us are vulnerable with and debiasing strategies we can use If you’re a truth seeker you will gain a lot of insightsIn this book I have learned about the different scope of lies and what they are about based on given scenarios Back then when I started voting for political candidates I cast my vote based on other’s opinions without really digging deep on the interests of every candidate I just assumed that this politician is a good choice because a lot of people believed in what they were saying I must say that I lack judgement when it comes to choosing the right candidate If I have read this book way before I think I would be engaged in exercising my political rights by knowing the truthWhat really stuck when I was reading the book was in Chapter 8 where it talks about rational communication and the backfire effect More often than not we are susceptible to our reactions when we are communicating our beliefs and ideas to others and that we may be unguarded to cognitive bias called “backfire effect” We can see a lot of heated arguments especially when it comes to political views In this chapter I have learned about how we can engage in a productive political conversations awareness and regulations of one’s emotion being sensitive to the emotional charge some statements will have for certain people listening actively to the other person and learning to read their emotional state by using tactics Communication seems to be easy but it involves a lot of work With this I have learned a lot from this topic and on how we can communicate rationally not with logic and ideas but based on behavioral sciencePro truth also discusses how we are wired with different cognitive biases I think the cognitive bias that I am vulnerable to is the “Dunning Kruger effect” It must be hard to admit this but sometimes I feel that I can do things beyond my ability in thinking that this is only a challenge I must overcome Lately I have been trying to assess this bias which leads to another bias called “pessimism bias” I have to do some debiasing strategy to help me with thisLastly reading this book is definitely worth your time It will help you in a way to improve yourself and become better when it comes to decision making and being aware of one’s self

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And others from these threats Second by addressing the damage caused by the spread of fake news on social media We provide you with effective techniues for fighting digital misinformation Third by exerting pressure on politicians media and other public figures Doing so involves creating new incentives for telling the truth new penalties for lying and new ways of communicating across the part Pro Truth but for yourself tooAs the presidential election is slowly getting closer it doesn’t hurt to prepare for the flood of news opinions fake news alternative facts accusations disinformation and outright lies pouring into our social media accounts Frankly I don’t think that this book can turn this tide before the vote But it surely will try And even if we cannot turn this wave soon we can prevent ourselves carried away with itBesides I strongly recommend this reading to all who can have any influence on what and how is published on facebook twitter and likes Even if you can’t or don’t step up for a healthy public discussion at least you will be aware of the conseuences of your actions or idleness What you can expect from this book?— An excellent review and summary on post truth politics It is almost frightening to read all the facts one by one Precise detailed unbiased yet not boring for a minute It is difficult to get bored when you worry about your future — A good wake up call for preparation before the presidential election for any side Timely and informative— Great analysis on the causes of the post truth tend including the usual descriptions of cognitive biases – we always got a package of them from Mr Tsipursky— A good personal guide with many practical recommendation— A good overview of Pro Truth Pledge initiative with calls for action and motivations from the authors What you cannot expect from this book?I fear that at a society election result level it will not be enough against the flood of expertly delivered and high budget manipulations and lies You can repel the manipulation at a personal level see above good personal guide you can influence your close environment but we cannot realistically expect a breakthrough in short term Fighting intentional systematic and persistent lies is not a 100m sprint it is a marathon There are too many actors too wide ranges of processes leading to the post truth politics It is a global trend with many dictators autocratic leaders and hybrid regimes around the globe However good initiative the Pro Truth Pledge is time is needed to turn this tideNevertheless even the longest journey starts with the first step

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Pro TruthIsan divide To put this plan into action reuires the rise of a Pro Truth Movement a movement which has already begun and is making a tangible impact If you believe truth matters and want to protect our democracy please read this book and join us Dr Gleb Tsipursky and Tim Ward have teamed up to help citizens learn to protect themselves from lies and empower them to put truth back into politics Excellent BookThis is an excellent book and it is one of the most important book in my collection I see it as an element to understand the human condition and a road map of practical steps for living better both within ourselves and with those around usA few years ago I had a cognitive bias called the “Bandwagon effect” and made a wrong decision Most of the people were supporting a specific political party and I also started supporting them too I worked for the political party and arranged different election campaigns for them By this way I helped them to spread their fake news and false election manifesto After the election the party was elected with a huge margin and after some time they started showing their real face They spread corruption all over the country and killed democracy and the right to vote If I got this book in the past I would never support the current ruling party of my countryI become surprised when I learn the influence of social media in the US election And also the false advertisements on Twitter that influenced the American voters I learned a lot from this book and also gathered the knowledge that social media is full of fake news and we should verify those news before we trust themI might be vulnerable to “Curse of knowledge” bias As I told earlier in the last election of our country the majority of people were supporting a specific party and I also thought that I should support them too At that moment my father who is an experienced politician told me to not support that party I didn’t hear his advice and made the mistake After the party was elected; they started showing their real face Now all of us are searching for a way to get rid of them As you know I’ve been suffering for not following the truth seeking strategies For this reason I would definitely support and join the Pro Truth Movement by Dr Gleb and start fighting for truth