Understanding Misinformation: How to Recognize and Stop the Spread of False Information


Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:00am Eastern Time (Washington, DC)
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Misinformation is a challenging and global issue that can have a real impact on people’s daily lives, but it can often be difficult to recognize or understand. Why does it exist, how does it spread, and what can we do about it? At this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of what misinformation is and how you can recognize it. We will explore the forms misinformation can take, where it appears, and how it spreads. We will also learn about strategies and techniques that you can use to stop the spread of misinformation and fake news online.

About your Presenter:
Sarah Morris
Head, Instruction and Engagement, Subject Librarian for English, Emory University

As the Head of Instruction and Engagement, Sarah Morris leads and plans library educational programs and engagement initiatives and works with librarians, faculty, and other Emory campus partners to support student learning and student success. Sarah also works with the English Department and offers support around information literacy instruction, outreach and events, research, and library collection development.

Prior to joining the Emory Libraries, Sarah worked as an assessment librarian at the University of Texas at Austin and as a first-year experience librarian at Loyola University Chicago. Sarah also has a background in museum education and educational consulting and is the co-founder of an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network.

Sarah’s current research interests revolve around media literacy education and misinformation. She has worked on a number of collaborative media literacy education projects with partners including the Mozilla Foundation, ACRL, and Global Voices NewsFrames. She is currently active with the Credibility Coalition and EveryLibrary. Aside from her interests in media literacy education, Sarah is also interested in high school to college student transitions, digital citizenship, and interdisciplinary approaches to information literacy education.


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