Cailin O'Connor is associate professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine. James Owen Weatherall is professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, and author of the New York Times best-seller The Physics of Wall Street. Both are members of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science. They reside in California.
Methodical and earnest. -Jennifer Szalai, New York Times The Misinformation Age covers big subjects like truth and the fate of the species -Jennifer Szalai, International New York Times An important book for an era of weaponized information. -George Musser, contributing editor, Scientific American and Nautilus Fake news has revealed a dark side of networks: an almost unstoppable ability to spread false and misleading information, changing people's perception of reality and shaking the political establishment. The Misinformation Age is a timely, engaging narrative of how this happened and how the mix of fake news and networks is changing our world. -Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, author of Linked: The New Science of Networks In this perilous moment-when knowledge is powerfully eroded by new and effective campaigns of misinformation-O'Connor and Weatherall offer a critically important philosophical defense of evidence, facts, and above all, the truth. -Allan M. Brandt, Harvard University The Misinformation Age is the best book I've read on why the fake-news epidemic is afflicting us and what we can do about it. It offers in-depth reporting and provocative analysis delivered in lively prose, a rare combination. -John Horgan, director of the Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology