Sydney Morning Herald's "Most Anticipated Books of 2022"

"A timely account of a growing malignancy" KEVIN RUDD
"Coper deftly shows us what is to be done" MALCOLM TURNBULL
"Fascinating and terrifying" BRI LEE
"Essential reading" EASON JORDAN, CNN
"Read this book if you want to save democracy" WAYNE SWAN
"Few have mapped our information dystopia more effectively" BERNARD KEANE
Read this book if you want to save democracy.
Wayne Swan, Former Deputy Prime Minister
"This is a timely account of a growing malignancy affecting all modern democracies."
The Hon. Kevin Rudd AC
26th Prime Minister of Australia
"Coper deftly shows us what is to be done and offers some real solutions to restore trust in public discourse."
The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC
29th Prime Minister of Australia
"Fascinating and terrifying . . . illuminates so much about humans and social media."
Bri Lee
Author, Who Gets to be Smart
"Few have mapped our information dystopia more effectively - and entertainingly - than Coper."
Bernard Keane
Politics Editor, Crikey
This book captures the intensity of our politics and connects it to the science of misinformation . . . a great read."
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky
Chair in Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol
"'Essential reading for anyone wanting to cut through the nonsense and get to the truth."
Former Chief News Executive, CNN

Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the Disinformation Age by Ed Coper is your handbook for defeating disinformation and fake news

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Ed Coper was on the front lines when the internet collided with democracy, growing Australia's first online political movement to quickly amass more members than every political party combined.

He is a leading political communications expert who pioneered techniques to bring politics into the digital age. He has been behind the scenes of many of the last decade's most prominent social movements, and powered's global expansion into over eighteen countries. He has advised campaigns on every continent except Antarctica, and high-profile changemakers from Malala to Richard Branson.

Ed founded the New York-based Center for Impact Communications, which has led efforts to safeguard US elections from disinformation and overcome vaccine hesitancy. Ed also founded a New York City creative agency that serviced multiple Nobel Peace laureates, political and social leaders to scale their social impact. His groundbreaking campaigns have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for causes, won landmark social change and have featured in several museum exhibitions.

Ed is based in Sydney and is director of the Populares agency.

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