Fake news has been grabbing headlines for the past two years, and it’s not showing any signs of fading.
Fake news, which is usually spread on social media, includes hoaxes, propaganda and disinformation that is used to discredit individuals or simply to create a sensation. Unfortunately, fake news can have real-world consequences by affecting the lives of ordinary people.
Learn how to spot a fake news story during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Jalena Petrovic, Ph.D., a journalism professor with Stetson University, will discuss the problem of fake news and explain how to determine if a news story is factual or fake.
Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 386-322-5152, option 4.
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