Deciding which media to trust can be confusing. At the height of the 2016 election, more Americans clicked on fake news than on professional reporting. This talk will explain how to recognize bias, propaganda, fake news, and more. You'll learn how to analyze messages, evaluate arguments, assess evidence and locate reliable sources - skills that are more important than ever in this election year.
Michael Edmonds worked as a research librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society and taught information studies at the University of Wisconsin for 30 years. He is currently teaching about disinformation and critical thinking around the state.