Fake News -- Then and Now
The term "Fake News" seems to permeate headlines, social media feeds, and water-cooler discussions in recent days but is hardly a new phenomenon.
Dating back to ancient times, fake news has influenced everything from culture to politics to business, and even made a few heads roll – literally. So why do we feel so inundated with it today and why does it seem nearly impossible to overcome?
Join us as university librarian, Brittany Rhea Deputy, explains the history and challenges in combating fake news and what you can do to help separate fact from fiction.
About our speaker
Brittany Rhea Deputy is the Librarian to the Moody College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics. A native Floridian and Texas transplant, Brittany holds a MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. In her role as a librarian, she offers teaching and research consultation services with specializations in finding data and statistics, analyzing current and historical print and broadcast news coverage, and utilizing research resources and specialized tools and technologies. Her previous employers include The University of Alabama, The University of South Florida - Health, and The University of Florida.
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