Xlibris Corporation
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I received a simple hey in Messenger, and I ignored it for a few days, thinking, who the fuck is this? I also had a friend request but had not accepted it either. So I asked, Do I know you? And he replied that he was looking for a friend to chat with. I noticed that his spelling of simple English words was bad (first bad sign). He wanted someone he could trust and chat with. I asked how he came across me, and he claimed he saw my pretty face. He told me he googled my name. He did. I did and did not realize it had all the stuff about my birth name, my married names, when I was saved by a fireman, and so on. I googled my name, and there were five pages with my name associated on all of them.
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Ricki James is a first-time writer. It has been her dream to publish a number-1 bestseller before she turns sixty-five. She was recommended by her freshman comp instructor for an English honors writing class. After she penned a turning point in her life as a class project, she decided to turn it into a novel that has taken a backseat to this novel about scammers, which she prays all women on the Internet will read.

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Xlibris Corporation
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Dec 12, 2016
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The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age.
Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. 

Trust Me, I’m Lying was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online—and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world. The culprit? Marketers and professional media manipulators, encouraged by the toxic economics of the news business.
Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday.
As he explains, “I wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.”
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