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The Straight Story: Getting to the Bottom of Misinformation
February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019
Misinformation and deception is not a new problem but has become more readily available and made frequent rounds in recent years. Throughout this series, a researcher at Notre Dame University will be offering perspectives on how information is presented, consumed and shared in our community and around the world.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Current State of Local Media: Reporters, editors and publishers discuss the challenges of everyday reporting and the journalism business. The panel discussion will be moderated, with time allotted for audience questions.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 – The Spread of Manipulation and Misinformation: Tim Weninger, assistant professor in the college of engineering at the University of Notre Dame, explores the ease in spreading misinformation online.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Delivering Information: Law Enforcement and Local Government: Pamela Bilo Thomas of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at the University of Notre Dame will moderate a panel discussion and audience Q&A of community leaders and how information is provided and moderated.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Misinformation Across Countries and Cultures: America isn’t on an island of misinformation. Take a closer look at how people from Asia to South America are struggling with false or manipulated communications.