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Recommended Reading August 3, 2016


Angell, Marcia, The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. New York: Random House, 2005.

Basen, Ira, "Brand New World." CBC Documentary, June 29, 2014.


Brandt, Allan M., The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America. New York: Basic Books, 2007.

Brodeur, Paul. Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial. New York: Pantheon, 1985.

Buchanan, Ben, The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020.

Fallis, Don. "What Is Disinformation" Library Trends 63 (2015):401-426.


Goldacre, Ben, Big Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. London: Fourth Estate, 2012.

Howard, Philip N., Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020

Ireton, Cherilyn and Julie Posetti, Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training. New York: UNESCO, 2018.


Levitin, Daniel J., A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2016.

Michaels, David, Doubt Is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Mirowski, Philip, and Esther-Miriam Sent (eds.), Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Nichols, Don, Blurred Boundaries: Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Culture. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1994.

Posetti, Julie and Alice Matthews, A short guide to the history of ’fake news’ and disinformation. International Centre for Journalists, 2018.


Proctor, Robert N., Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

Rampton, Sheldon and John Stauber, Trust Us, We're Experts! How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future. New York: Centre for Media and Democracy, 2001.

Rid, Thomas, Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

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