Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation

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Reality Lost : Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation. / Hendricks, Vincent Fella; Vestergaard, Mads.

Cham : Springer, 2019. 166 p.

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Harvard

Hendricks, VF & Vestergaard, M 2019, Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00813-0

APA

Hendricks, V. F., & Vestergaard, M. (2019). Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00813-0

Vancouver

Hendricks VF, Vestergaard M. Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation. Cham: Springer, 2019. 166 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00813-0

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Hendricks, Vincent Fella ; Vestergaard, Mads. / Reality Lost : Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation. Cham : Springer, 2019. 166 p.

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