April 08, 2019

Thanks to the internet, we now have access to 99% of the world’s information in the palm of our hand.  Thanks to the internet, we’re also subjected to a steady stream of misinformation, disinformation, and “junk news.”  How do we tell fact from fake?  Dr. David Schieffler, a history instructor at Crowder College, will show us that historians’ skills can be used to vet websites and spot “fake news.”  If possible, please bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop so you can practice these skills during the program.