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The Straight Story: Getting to the Bottom of Misinformation

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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. 6Current 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.

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Date:
February 13
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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