On Rumours: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done

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On Rumours Explores the human propensity for gossip and storytelling, and discusses how our fears and hopes can work against common sense. This book also investigates the way that the internet can entrench our false beliefs even deeper, and how the wish to conform, our natural biases and even our basic emotions can cause us to fall for untrue accounts. Full description

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Makes for some uncomfortable reading (Telegraph)

Gives long shrift to loose talk (The Times Higher Education Supplement)

Thought-provoking ... extremely relevant (Scotsman)

Compelling ... full of insights (Guardian)

More than just a book: it's a manifesto (Prospect)

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Cass Sunstein is Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (on leave). He was previously Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

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