Dealing with Fake News Apr 13

Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.

UW-Madison’s Prof. Dominique Broussard will tackle the issue at Dealing with Fake News, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

Broussard, a chair in the Dept. of Life Sciences Communication, will provide tools and insights that can be used to tell real news from untrustworthy news, particularly in the worlds of science and health.

Brossard is on the steering committee of the UW-Madison Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, and a member of the UW Center for Global Studies. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in strategic communication theory and research, with a focus on science and risk communication.

 

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