Can we fight fake news?
Old Town Lafayette, Colorado
04.24.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What defenses do we have when public figures use social media to mobilize populist sentiment through deception and manipulation? “Fake news” is nothing new, but the speed and scale at which false or misleading information travels is unprecedented. Learn what forms of media literacy are needed to engage with this new reality. Andrew Calabrese, Prof. Media Studies at CU
Andrew Calabrese is a professor of media studies in the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication and Information. His research and publishing focus on media and citizenship, media literacy, media policy, and uses of digital media for social justice activism and nonviolent civil disobedience.