Virtual Tech Class: How to Spot Fake News

Virtual Tech Class at 10:00am via Zoom

March 31, 2021

Have you ever seen an article shared on Facebook that seems too strange to be true? Have you ever shared a compelling headline on social media without reading the full text? Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet that you don’t know what to believe?

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between news that is well-researched and comes from reliable sources and news that is false or misleading. 

In this class we will learn techniques you can use to evaluate the credibility of online articles and sources and learn the importance of checking any information you find online against multiple sources before sharing. Knowing how to identify reliable sources of information is critical for important topics like health, employment, and upcoming elections.

This class is part of a three session series on Internet Safety. Register for the two other classes in this series by clicking the links below:

PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. After you register for the class, you will receive instructions on how to join the class and the Zoom link. You MUST register to receive the link.

Free and open to all. Register below, or call 401-247-1920 x2.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, call the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2 before registering for this class and we can walk you through downloading Zoom and getting started.

*Registration for this class closes on March 30 at 10 am*

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