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Mis/disinformation Workshop Series Workshop #2: We've seen the enemy and it is us: Why we are susceptible to fake news

THIS IS A PAST EVENT.

Mis/disinformation Workshop Series Workshop #2: We've seen the enemy and it is us: Why we are susceptible to fake news

Why do people seem to hang on to their opinions more strongly the more evidence you show them to the contrary? Why do we tend to avoid important information? Why can we see bias in other people but are blind to our own? The simple answer: because we are human. When it comes to fighting the influence of fake news, understanding how our mind works is a critical first step. Because once we know that, we can spot all the different tactics that the creators and distributors of fake news use to get us to believe it. This lively lunch-and-learn will refresh our memories about a variety of biases and logical fallacies, and then delve into how they are taken advantage of in the world of fake news. (This is the second course in a three-part series. You must register for each workshop individually. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the class.)

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Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Zoom

Event Type

Training & Professional Development

Departments

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Administrative, Professional Development Center

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Website

http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/15527/

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