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A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News

A Fight for the Truth

by David Meyer

Former CIA military analyst Cindy L. Otis offers a concise, knowing overview of fake news and its strategies and tactics.

Former CIA military analyst Cindy L. Otis has a deep background in information analysis: She was an intelligence briefer serving the White House and a CIA branch chief. She is now a senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and an associate at Argonne National Lab.

Otis’s guide to spotting fake news is written for young readers, and it showcases her considerable expertise. She proves knowledgeable, responsible and easy to read. She intended this to be a textbook for high-schoolers, but her ease with the subject and apolitical common sense make it a useful primer for college students and adults as well. Readers outside the United States will benefit from her comprehensive breakdown of the dynamics of fake news.

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