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Title

Fake News: What it is and How to Rein it in

Presentation Type

Breakout Session

Abstract

In today's highly charged political environment, "Fake News" has become the new terminology in the dissemination of information, particularly via social media, but not restricted to social media. Disseminators of Fake News have become very adept at making it appear true. This panel of working journalists will discuss the challenges of the reader or listener in deciphering what is true and what is fake, how it is the responsibility of the consumer to study and research the facts for themselves, and how editors must diligently work to overcome the untruths. Being a well-informed citizen is a foundation of our democracy. It also is the responsibility of higher education institutions to instruct their journalism students on how to combat fake news.

Start Date

22-9-2017 9:40 AM

End Date

22-9-2017 10:30 AM

Event Host

Center for Academic Ethics, University of Northern Iowa

Department

Department of Political Science

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Location: University Room, Lower level Maucker Union, University of Northern Iowa

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Sep 22nd, 9:40 AM Sep 22nd, 10:30 AM

Fake News: What it is and How to Rein it in

In today's highly charged political environment, "Fake News" has become the new terminology in the dissemination of information, particularly via social media, but not restricted to social media. Disseminators of Fake News have become very adept at making it appear true. This panel of working journalists will discuss the challenges of the reader or listener in deciphering what is true and what is fake, how it is the responsibility of the consumer to study and research the facts for themselves, and how editors must diligently work to overcome the untruths. Being a well-informed citizen is a foundation of our democracy. It also is the responsibility of higher education institutions to instruct their journalism students on how to combat fake news.