Truth, Lies, and Technology
Real and Fake News in the Digital Age
Scientific American Explores Big Ideas
With the accelerating rise of online communication, there has also been an unprecedented spread of falsehoods. Readers coming of age in this world of information spreading at speeds faster than ever before may wonder about how technology can spread pervasive lies—and how they can play a part in making it more truthful. This enlightening title aims to guide readers in exploring how technology such as deepfakes and social media algorithms can convincingly distort the truth. They will not only learn to recognize Internet fabrications but also how to stop their spread.