Exploring Fake News

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Confused or upset with the idea of Fake News? With the political season upon us, how can voters tell which news story or Facebook post is accurate? Join the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County on Monday April 30 for a spirited discussion entitled “Let’s Talk Fake News with Real Booze.”

What is fake news? How to spot fake news? How to vet news sources? How to avoid passing on fake news?  Panel members from three Oshkosh area media organizations will help sort out the topic: Nathaniel Shuda, Editor, Oshkosh Northwestern; Miles Maguire, Oshkosh Independent reporter and UW Oshkosh Journalism Dept.; and Karen Schneider, Publisher, Oshkosh Herald.  LWV member Alana Erickson will talk about the impact of social media. At least 2/3 of adults use social media and consume news from those sources (Pew Research 2017)

The event will be held at Mahoney’s, 30 Wisconsin St., Oshkosh, in the side room with outside entrance. Social time, cash bar and simple snacks are available from 5:00-6:00 pm. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization open to both men and women whose mission is to inform citizens about major public policy issues and about candidates seeking office. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.  For more information about this event contact Margy Davey at margy@mdavey.us

 

 

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