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Fact or Fiction?: How to Identify Fake News Library Program

You see a news story online. You came across it through a simple search on a topic, or someone shared it with you on social media. How sure are you that what you are reading is true? We hear the term “fake news” a lot. How can you be sure this news story is credible?

The Lindenhurst Memorial Library is hosting a program entitled Fact or Fiction?: How to Identify Fake News. Here, we will focus on learning tips and techniques to evaluate the news you come across, using the current standards in journalism and research. We will explore a short history of fake news, the terminology used, and practices involved in determining whether the news you are reading is legitimate or fabricated.

The program is slated for September 22, 2020 starting at 7:00 pm. Registration for the event is open and accessible on the library’s program calendar for you to sign up here. This is a Zoom meeting so all registrants will receive a link to attend, via email, 24 hours prior to the event. You will be able to log in with the given credentials and view the presentation. I look forward to seeing you there!

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