Web of Deception
Web of Deception

Web of Deception

Misinformation on the Internet

By Anne P. Mintz, Foreword by Steve Forbes

COMPUTERS

278 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: September 2002

ISBN 9780910965606

Rights: US, CA & UK

Information Today, Inc. (Sep 2002)
CyberAge Books

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Overview

As the Internet has become flooded with untrustworthy information, some of which is intentionally misleading or erroneous, this book teaches web surfers how inaccurate data can affect their health, privacy, investments, business decisions, online purchases, and legal affairs. Bringing together the world’s leading information-age observers, analysts, writers, and practitioners, this analysis reveals the Web as fertile ground for deception and misinformation. These experts provide hard-won advice on how to recognize misinformation in its myriad forms and disguises. Included are an array of tips on how to evaluate web sites for quality and bias, checklists for navigating the Internet more effectively, and advice for those who have been duped.

Reviews

“The book reads like a herpetologist's tour through a pit of electronic vipers.”  —Inc. Magazine

Author Biography

Anne P. Mintz has taught online database searching at the Columbia University Graduate School of Library Service. She is currently the director of knowledge management at Forbes Inc. She lives in New York City.