We need to move beyond the unhelpful term “fake news” to more precisely identify the common types of misleading, inaccurate and false information that we are likely to encounter in the runup to the elections. We will discuss motivations behind different types of propagators of misinformation and learn fact-checking basics to feel more confident that we will be sharing and acting on accurate, credible information. By having a deeper understanding of misinformation, we can become less susceptible to it and more likely to prioritize reliable, verified sources of news and information.
This webinar is the second installment of a three-part series, brought to you by The News Literacy Project. This session is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters. To learn more about election misinformation, please visit our website: https://newslit.org/election2022