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Fake News: How to Identify False Information

  • Clive Public Library
  • Address: 1900 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325
  • October 3, 2017
  • From: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Phone: (515) 453-2221
  • Price: Free
Overview

Adult and teen
The phrase “fake news” is gaining traction as part of our everyday conversation. It’s often used to describe websites and social media stories that are blatantly false or misleading, and it serves as a catch-all by some politicians to include any news they don’t like. We’re even beginning to wonder what “true” is anymore. With so much information available, how can you make sure what you’re reading is true? How can you inform yourself to make sure you’re not perpetuating a false story through social media sharing? Jennifer Konfrst has been studying recent claims of “fake news” and “alternative facts” in her role as a journalism professor at Drake University. She’ll give tips on spotting fake news, some background on the growth of these kinds of stories, and she’ll lead a discussion about how to become a more informed media consumer.

Fake News: How to Identify False Information