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Fake news webinar series recording links

Lifecycle of false information

Zoom recordings are now available for the first two programs of our three-part series on discerning truth in the era of fake news:

The final session, Question everything, will take place on Thursday, October 29 at noon. A link to the recording will be available shortly thereafter.

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb

Fake News: Question everything

Venn diagram of false information on social media and web

On Thursday October 29, from 12:00 to 1:00, the Library will present the final program of its three-part webinar series on fake news and how to resist it in research. In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Question everything, Dr. Stephen Perry, Robert Schwarzwalder, and CBN News Director Rob Allman will discuss fake news in the media and how CBN addresses it from a Christian perspective. Q&A will follow the presentations. Click here to register and receive a Zoom link to participate.

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb

Fake News: Trust no one

On Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00 to 2:00, the Library will present the second of its three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news and how to protect oneself from being its victim.

In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Trust no one, Dr. Micah Mattix and Dr. William Brown (English & Communication), Dr. Markus Pfeiffer (Communication) and Librarian Ann Moriarty will discuss how fake news is created and strategies to recognize and combat it.

  1. Dr. Micah Mattix – Bias and rhetorical devices
  2. Dr. Markus Pfeiffer – Tools used to create fake news; falsification of digital resources (manipulative)
  3. Ann Moriarty – Lateral reading, peer review; CRAAP/EPIC
  4. Dr. William Brown – Recognizing information counterfeits (propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation or hoaxes)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: McCarthy, Niall. “Where Exposure To Fake News Is Highest .” Digital image. June 14, 2018. Accessed October 18, 2020. https://www.statista.com/chart/14265/where-exposure-to-fake-news-is-highest/

Fake News: Is anything true anymore?

On Thursday, October 15, the Library will present the first of a three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news how to protect oneself from being a victim.

In the first webinar, Fake News: Is anything true anymore? professors of English & Communication Dr. William Brown and Dr. Micah Mattix and librarian Harold Henkel will discuss the history and nature of fake news and where it is encountered:

  1. Dr. William Brown – The phenomenon of fake news (history and evolution)
  2. Dr. Micah Mattix – What is the nature of true news and how is journalism susceptible (report/opinion bleed)
  3. Harold Henkel – How it is disseminated (where are you most likely to encounter fake news)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/18540/responsibility-for-spreading-disinformation/