Do you ever come across something on your social media feed that is just so outlandish that you can’t possibly understand why someone would believe it or be persuaded by it? Conspiracy theories and illogical memes are rampant because they employ rhetorical devices, tropes, and logical fallacies that are inaccurate yet compelling. They are also hard to explain and combat. In this session, we will learn how to identify these patterns and teach students to watch out for them.

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News Literacy Workshop: Evaluating Conspiracy Theories and Meme-Based Misinformation

October 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm-October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm