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Information disorder: How to think critically about the news

Misinformation, disinformation, bias, propaganda, “fake news,” bots, algorithms, “post-truth,” “alternative facts,” information pollution, memes, clickbait, echo chambers, filter bubbles, information overload...

How can we more skillfully navigate the news in today’s messy and confusing information environment?

This interactive workshop will ask participants to reflect on their own news practices. We’ll look at the various types of news content and some of the problems that can creep in. And we’ll introduce a critical thinking skills framework through which to evaluate the news around us.

LOCATION: Robarts LIbrary, 4th-floor conference room. Go to the top of the escalators and follow the signs.

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time:
4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Robarts Library
Categories:
  Library Research  
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Eveline Houtman