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The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

“Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology.”  See the Pew Research Center website for their recently published study that is well-worth reading.

Mark your calendar for the next event in the Campus Common Readings’ programming on “Combatting “Fake News.””  “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction” will be Jo Angela Oehrli’s topic on Wednesday, February 28 from 1-2:30 PM, on the LLC’s second floor.

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Fighting Fake News: Broadcast Hysteria Author Book Talk and Signing – Nov. 2

Join us to hBroadcast Hysteria Coverear author A. Brad Schwartz talk about Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. The event will be held on the west side of the Library’s 2nd floor on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Students and faculty are invited to pick up a free copy of Schwartz’s book at the Library Circulation Desk.  Admission is free, all are welcome,  and we’ll have complimentary refreshments.

This author visit and book signing is the second of several events planned by the Campus Common Reading Committee  during the 2017-18 academic year that relate to Fighting Fake News. See the Fake News Subject Guide for more information!

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