Efforts to combat disinformation range from national solutions to personal ones. We will discuss the limitations of broad popular solutions, including the drastic Internet shutdowns deployed in several countries, as well as the idea of social media self-regulation. We will also look at a Stanford study that found that professional fact-checkers were better than both college students and history professors at determining trustworthy information, and we will practice some of the key techniques fact-checkers use.
The program is part of a two-part series, “Information Self-Defense.” The series presenter is Kate Hinnant, Head of Instruction and Communication at UW–Eau Claire’s McIntyre Library. She has been an Eau Claire resident for nearly 18 years and is also the Poetry Editor of Barstow & Grand. Participants may attend either or both programs.
Learn about part one of the series.
View the flyer.