On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order calling for Oregonians to stay home, closing specific retail businesses, and requiring social distancing in most cases, immediately and until further notice. Social gatherings with people from outside of your household are not allowed until further notice.
Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR
The threat of online disinformation and the tactics of media manipulation have become increasingly present and complex to navigate. We’re in this together and it is happening, now.
How do news consumers, journalists, and internet users equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to address this issue?
This talk will explore issues of media manipulation and how everyone can - and should - equip themselves to combat disinformation in the digital age.
First Draft is a global non-profit which supports journalists, academics, and technologists working to address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age. Much of this is focused on tackling information disorder around elections, and First Draft has led coalitions on this topic in the US, France, UK, Germany, Brazil, and Nigeria.
In 2017 Dr. Wardle co-authored a report for the Council of Europe entitled, Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking.
Previously, Dr. Wardle was a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, and also the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.
Full details of the Hearst Demystifying Media archive — featuring podcasts, Q&As with media experts, on topics such as fake news, data journalism, privacy in the age of Google, indigenous media, technology trends, Facebook algorithms, and so much more — can be found here.