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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/