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UKSG 2018 Plenary - Guns, lies and sex tapes: how the primacy of emotions over reason gave us fake news (and Trump!) - Blackwell

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Guns, lies and sex tapes: how the primacy of emotions over reason
gave us fake news (and Trump!)
Adam Blackwell
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UKSG 2018 Plenary - Guns, lies and sex tapes: how the primacy of emotions over reason gave us fake news (and Trump!) - Blackwell

  1. 1. G u n s , L i e s , a n d S e x Ta p e s : H o w t h e P r i m a c y o f E m o t i o n s O v e r R e a s o n G a v e U s F a k e N e w s ( a n d T r u m p ! ) UKSG (April 10, 2018) Adam Blackwell ProQuest
  2. 2. A Close Call 2 bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/greatest-films-all-time/forever-falling-vertigo
  3. 3. PQ Research Companion Data 3 pqrc.proquest.com
  4. 4. The Hardest Question of All (?) 4
  5. 5. The Real Hardest Question 5
  6. 6. More than Half a Million Data Points 6
  7. 7. America’s Gun Debate 7Design by Michael Blackwell
  8. 8. The Strange Case of Dr. Lott 8 If national surveys are correct, 98 percent of the time that people use guns defensively, they merely have to brandish a weapon to break off an attack.” press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo6686900.html “
  9. 9. 9 The Strange Case of Dr. Lott asc41.com/Criminologist/2000/September-October%202000.htm “. . . an unfortunate computer crash lost my hard disk right before the final draft of the book had to be turned in”
  10. 10. 10 The Strange Case of Dr. Lott openclipart.org/detail/236749/female-student-portrait Mary Rosh
  11. 11. 11 The Strange Case of Dr. Lott twitter.com/mary_uh_rosh
  12. 12. 12 The Strange Case of Dr. Lott foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/06/dear- dartmouth-am-one-your-students-am-being- stalked-please-let-me-carry-gun-to.html scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2003/07/11/lottreviews archive.is/9HZ7w
  13. 13. 13 The Strange Case of Dr. Lott hausrules.us/hausrules-monday-guest-more-guns-less-crime-author-john-r-lott-jr
  14. 14. Why Pro-gun Academics Still Cite Lott 14 Because they want to.
  15. 15. A Reasonable Assumption 15 mexlol.com/the-dog-ate-my-homework/
  16. 16. What If . . . ? 16 mexlol.com/the-dog-ate-my-homework/
  17. 17. Bacon Nails It! 17 “The human understanding, once it has adopted opinions, either because they were already accepted and believed, or because it likes them, draws everything else to support and agree with them.” – Sir Francis Bacon (1620)
  18. 18. T h e F a k e N e w s P r o b l e m i s F a r, F a r Wo r s e a n d Wa y M o r e I n t r a c t a b l e t h a n Yo u E v e r I m a g i n e d , E v e n i n Yo u r Wo r s t N i g h t m a r e s !
  19. 19. Educators, Not Engineers 19 against-the-grain.com
  20. 20. “Tectonic” Shift in Information Consumption 20 oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/tectonics.html
  21. 21. Information Literacy Shift 21
  22. 22. Different Source Types 22
  23. 23. The Show Presentation so Far 23 youtube.com/watch?v=RnQyuINZ0bE
  24. 24. Impact on Election 24 politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-amish-voters-223669
  25. 25. Allcott/Gentzkow Model 25 web.stanford.edu/~gentzkow/research/fakenews.pdf
  26. 26. 26 Consensus “I’m an intuitive person.” – Donald Trump (July 2016) “You will have your biggest successes when you go with your gut.” – Donald Trump (February 2013)
  27. 27. Approve/Disapprove 27
  28. 28. Unpopular Polices 28 uk.businessinsider.com/betsy-devos-trump-education-secretary-common-core-choice-2016-11?r=US&IR=T
  29. 29. Unproductive Engagement 29 pixabay.com/en/woman-tan-grinning-staring-hands-306357/ Barbara
  30. 30. Second Presidential Debate 30 nytimes.com/slideshow/2016/10/20/us/the-third-presidential-debate/s/21debate0ss-slide-RY4U.html
  31. 31. 31 Second Presidential Debate twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/781788223055994880?lang=en
  32. 32. Big Cats 32 https://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/1814428718
  33. 33. Mindful Resistance 33 vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/10/2/16394320/mindful-resistance-key-defeating-trump-mindfulness
  34. 34. Back at the U 34 https://www.flickr.com/photos/dannybirchall/6371778045
  35. 35. Our Main Problem 35 pixabay.com/en/meditation-view-sunrise-sky-peace-2240777/
  36. 36. To continue the conversation . . . Email: Adam.Blackwell@proquest.com

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