Not Buying It

This year, it's time to get the truth back...

We are living in the era of "post-truth". People in this country have had enough of experts, apparently. Instead, we are offered alternative facts, fake news, social media echo chambers, dodgy statistics and outright lies. But, how did it come to this? What responsibility do we have to check sources, to educate ourselves, and to pay for news? How do we stay reliably informed in a world where truth is supposedly a thing of the past? 

In Not Buying It, Charlotte Henry looks at the facts behind fake news, talking to the major players in politics and media, old and new. She also talks to voters and thinkers from outside the media bubble, to provide context, explanation, and, crucially, solutions.

About the author

Charlotte Henry is a journalist, broadcaster and communications professional. She has worked both freelance and on the staff for a variety of major publications. These include City AM, the Spectator, the Independent on Sunday, CapX, Computer Business Review, and the MacObserver. At all these publications, she has worked to highlight and explain the collision between technology, politics and the media.

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Why We Like It

  • "If you want to understand the phenomenon of fake news in all its forms then this is a good place to start. Charlotte Henry's book is an excellent primer on the subject with particularly powerful chapters on Trump and Antisemitism. Well worth a read." - Duncan McDonald (Amazon Reviewer)
  • As a media writer, commentator and journalist, Charlotte Henry uses her own experience alongside interviews with major politicians and those outside the media bubble to establish a unique point of view.
  • With Brexit forever on the horizon, the topics addressed in Not Buying It are extremely relevant, hopefully helping us to navigate through the confusion that is present-day politics...

Charlotte Henry is a journalist, broadcaster and communications professional. She has worked both freelance and on the staff for a variety of major publications. These include City AM, the Spectator, the Independent on Sunday, CapX, Computer Business Review, and the MacObserver. At all these publications, she has worked to highlight and explain the collision between technology, politics and the media. Charlotte has appeared as a pundit on broadcast media, discussing key breaking stories on Sky News, BBC News and a range of regional and national radio stations, as well as doing newspaper reviews. She has also worked on a variety of political campaigns, advising on digital communication. Charlotte has twice been a candidate herself, running unsuccessfully for the London Assembly and as a local councillor for the Liberal Democrats. Prior to that she held senior roles in the party's youth wing. Charlotte grew up in north London, where she still lives. In her spare time she is a long suffering fan of Tottenham Hotspur, and a lover of rock, dance, and heavy metal music. She is also battling an addiction to crime novels. This is Charlotte's first book.

How it works

The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

We believe that shared reading leads to new ideas and connections. That’s why we have a dynamic commenting system which allows in-text discussion between our readers. Post a comment and all your fellow readers will be able to respond. You can also choose to receive notifications (customise them here) when someone responds to your comment, or, additionally, whenever a comment is left in the book.

As you read you will see round purple icons at the edge of certain paragraphs – tap on these to reveal behind-the-scenes extra content!

Links will be included at the end of the final stave which will allow you to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. The full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

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