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Learn to spot disinformation

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Tai Moses

Think you can tell fact from fiction in political messaging? With the approach of the March primaries and the November general election, the public is being bombarded by a blitz of emails, opinions, articles, tweets, editorials, and even bumper stickers. Journalism professor Dr. Sharon Strover, UT Center for Media Engagement’s Jessica Collier, and Electronic Frontier Foundation-Austin President Kevin Welch will discuss the timely topic of disinformation in a panel sponsored by Common Ground for Texans. You’ll learn to spot disinformation, share responsibly on social media and identify “alternative facts” disseminated by a bot or foreign agent. Saturday, Feb. 22, noon-2 p.m., Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center.



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