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Fake News: Can You Spot It?


By Wallingford Pub... - Posted on 14 July 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

newspaper with Fake News headlineWhat is fake news, and how do we stop ourselves from falling for it? In this presentation, you’ll learn strategies for evaluating the news so you can stop the fake stuff in its tracks.

Social media has made every information consumer into an information producer. It is our habit, when a piece of news makes us feel strongly, to share that piece of news with others. When we improve our abilities to determine news quality we do not just help ourselves, we help others because we let dubious news die instead of adding fuel to a false fire.

This program is a collaboration between the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Journalism department and Reference and Instruction Librarians at CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library.
Presenters:
Theodora Ruhs, Professor of Journalism
Martha Kruy, Reference, Instruction and Assessment Librarian
Briana McGuckin, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of the Reference and Instruction Department, Elihu Burritt Library

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