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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. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions



Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4:10pm - 5:30pm
Robarts Library
  Library Research  
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Eveline Houtman