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REDtalks presents: Critical Thinking in the Era of Fake News

November 15, 2018
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
6th Floor, Mary and John Gray Library

With information traveling so quickly and in such large quantities online, it may sometimes be difficult to determine the good from the bad. This task is even more difficult given the recent influx of "fake news" and misinformation in the aftermath of major events or targeting specific groups, individuals or ideologies. This REDtalk will demonstrate how to identify and fight against misinformation encountered in social media and other online environments. Following the session, you will be able to define fake news; how and why it spreads; identify its characteristics and environments; and develop tactics for reading information critically and combating misinformation.

Presenter: Mr. Michael Saar, Associate Professor; Interim Library Instruction Coordinator

Sponsored by STAR Services, REDtalks are presentations by faculty, staff, and students sharing expertise and advice to help students succeed at Lamar University. Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend.

Kelly Williams

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