Science News Literacy: How to Fact Check the Sound Bites and Understand the Truth Behind the Story Online
“Dark chocolate helps you lose weight!” “GMOs cause birth defects!” The headlines are everywhere. What impact does misinformation, spin, and bias have on our understanding of science? Why do fake stories spread so easily and how can we help stop it? Join us as we discuss fact, fiction, and their impact on the news. We will develop strategies for recognizing misinformation and combating it when we see it.
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Online (event link will be sent in registration confirmation email)
- Edward Eckel, Carrie Leatherman & Dianna Sachs