The epidemic of fake news is relatively new but has already largely impacted the way people consume and disseminate information online. Facebook recently began displaying ways to avoid fake news on its news feeds, but this puts the responsibility on the consumer to avoid fake news, rather than on Facebook to eliminate it from news feeds. Today we'll discuss what fake news is, where it comes from and how it can be avoided.
- Katie Sanders, deputy editor, PolitiFact
- Richard Hornik, director of overseas partnership programs, Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy
- Peg Rosenfield, election specialist, League of Women Voters of Ohio
The League of Women Voters-Columbus presents Democracy Forums: The News Media, What is fake news and why are we talking about it?
- Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Columbus Public Library - Main Branch 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH.