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Learn to Discern: Fighting Misinformation

Part 1 - Evaluating Written Content

2021-05-05 10:00:00 2021-05-05 11:00:00 America/New_York Learn to Discern: Fighting Misinformation Virtual

Wednesday, May 05
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2021-05-05 10:00:00 2021-05-05 11:00:00 America/New_York Learn to Discern: Fighting Misinformation Trust in written media shouldn’t be a light switch, but more like a speedometer. In this session we will cover the key steps to determine the credibility of a piece of written content. Virtual

Trust in written media shouldn’t be a light switch, but more like a speedometer. In this session we will cover the key steps to determine the credibility of a piece of written content.

This is part of a series of events on learning about misinformation.  Choose to attend all or only one of the sessions.

May 5, 2021 Part 1 - Evaluating Written Content
Trust in written media shouldn’t be a light switch, but more like a speedometer.  In this session we will cover the key steps to determine the credibility of a piece of written content. 

May 12, 2021 Part 2 - Photos, Videos and Social Media
Some of the most insidious misinformation on the internet is in the form of photos and videos.  In this session, we will discuss how these forms of media are manipulated and how you can detect that manipulation.

May 19, 2021 Part 3 - Science and Health News
Some days it feels like news outlets say something different, and often contradictory, about health or science.  This can be confusing and frustrating.  In this session we will learn how science builds a body of knowledge and how this process is or isn’t reflected in the media.

May 26, 2021 Part 4 - Consumption and Sharing Habits
In the previous sessions we learned how to spot misinformation, now we will evaluate our own consumption and sharing habits of media.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Computer & Tech Classes |

TAGS: | technology | digital literacy |

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