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Detecting Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Pseudoscience in a Post-Truth Era Workshop - Jon Hufford and Brian Quinn

Detecting Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Pseudoscience in a Post-Truth Era

Fake news and pseudoscience sites exploit the public’s interest in the bizarre and sensational.  Conspiracy theories and sensational stories serve as clickbait, and fake news authors create outlandish content to generate ad revenue based on number of clicks.  At the end of the lecture, attendees will be able to identify fake news and pseudoscience, know the ulterior motives of fake news and pseudoscience creators, and be able to analyze news to determine if it is fake or real.

Bullet Points:

  • Distinguish Fake News From Real News

  • Navigate Information in a Post-Truth World

  • Differentiate Pseudoscience from Legitimate Science

Learning outcomes:

  1. Will be able to Detect Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Pseudoscience in a Post-Truth Era

  2. Will know the ulterior motives of fake news and pseudoscience creators

  3. Will be able to analyze news and pseudoscience to determine if it is fake or real

 

Suggested Dates/Times:

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Jon Hufford and Brian Quinn

Related LibGuide: Fake News, Misinformation, Propaganda, and Pseudoscience by Brian Quinn

Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Lab 150
Campus:
University Library
Categories:
Workshops
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Event Organizer

Denise Caspell

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