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Detecting Fake News Workshop - Jon Hufford and Brian Quinn

Please plan on bringing a laptop or a tablet if you own one, we have a limit of only 30 laptops in the lab for patron usage yet we are opening up the event to the maximum occupancy that our lab will allow for with extra chairs. Thank you

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

 

 

 

Presenters: Jon Hufford and Brian Quinn

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

Date:
Friday, April 6, 2018
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Lab 150
Campus:
University Library
Categories:
  Workshops  
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Denise Caspell

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