Lateral Reading: Fight Fake News Like a Pro

Dates: May 14, 2021

Meets: Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

OLLI Member: $0.00


Enrollment requires a 2020 - 2021 OLLI at MSU Membership

How can you differentiate good information from bad on the web? Now more than ever, sites of mis-, dis- or fringe information are all over the place, and they're not easy to identify using the traditional tools of close reading and evaluation that many of us learned in school. In this special event, a live demonstration of lateral reading will help you learn how to determine who is behind information, what evidence supports the claims made by a site and what other (reputable) sources say about a site. Lateral reading, a set of skills and strategies used by fact checkers, is one of the most powerful digital literacy techniques you can use to recognize fake news, limit its spread and educate yourself.

This event is a Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) shared special member event.

Registration will CLOSE at 8am the day PRIOR to this event.

Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Julie Biando Edwards

Julie Biando Edwards is a librarian with a background in public, academic and international librarianship. She was project director for "First Folio! The Book That Gave us Shakespeare" and "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings." The author of numerous articles and books, she recently returned from two years spent teaching future librarians at the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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