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Understanding Disinformation and Fake News

February 4 @ 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Information Self-Defense2020

Disinformation, false information that is deliberately spread, has a long and storied history that predates our contemporary struggle with “fake news.” The program will include some notable historical examples, as well as a look at contemporary disinformation campaigns. We will look at how the Internet has changed the disinformation game, and whether fake news and other misleading, often viral, tactics have an effect on people’s behaviors and beliefs.

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 two of the series.

View the flyer.

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Location

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Phone:
715-839-5004

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Location

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
715-839-5004

If you have a need for a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, please notify Information & Reference (715-839-5004, librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us) at least 48 hours before the program.