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Do you know what to believe on the Internet? And if you do, why do you believe it? While there’s nothing new about misinformation spread to sway public opinion and stir emotions, social media has empowered it like never before.
Join former newspaper journalist and editor Kevin Swayze for a slog through the murky, ugly, and dangerous world of carefully packaged lies and truth-bending storytelling. Learn how misinformation is used to fight wars and influence elections. Discuss how the mainstream media is vilified as the enemy of truth in a world awash with information. And hear tips to build your fact-checking skills so you’re prepared for what awaits on Facebook and Twitter.