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“Don’t Fall For Fake News” Interactive Workshop: Recognizing Reputable Content | Oakland

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Oakland Public Library (Main Branch) | 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Event Details

The Information Age seems to be turning into the Misinformation Age, as we see increasing numbers of deliberately misleading stories passed along and received as news. Many online news outlets and social media “trolls” disperse fictitious stories and rumors, exciting people’s fears and paranoia.

If you don’t know how to do your own fact-checking and cross-referencing, it can be difficult to recognize unbiased, fact-based news.

In this interactive workshop, find out how the library can guide you towards reputable sources and content, and provide you with a few critical tools to help you recognize fake news.

They’ll also show you how to use the library’s various newspaper databases, including our new subscription to The New York Times Digital Edition.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA