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Election 2020: How to Verify What You Read, See, and Hear Online

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  • Zoom presentation by Craig Silverman, Media Editor of BuzzFeed News, journalist, and author
  • Tuesday, October 6th at 4pm
  • 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A

Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world's leading experts on online disinformation, fake news, and digital investigations. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News where he covers platforms, online disinformation, and media manipulation. As we approach the 2020 election, he will share tips, tools, and tricks that you can use to investigate online content, including articles, photos, videos, and memes. Learn how to spot inaccurate news and to avoid spreading misleading information.

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Planning Committee:

  • Atkins Library, Catherine Tingelstad and Marc Bess 
  • Department of Communication Studies, Cheryl Spainhour 
  • Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Fred Batista 
  • College Democrats at UNC Charlotte, Beth Whitaker, Faculty Advisor, and Bailey Adams, Chairman 
  • College Republicans at UNC Charlotte, Mary Jo Shepherd, Faculty Advisor, and Will Fitch, Chairman