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As any dedicated news junkie knows, people are talking about fake news—and that includes what you think about people from different religions. But have you ever asked yourself…
- Is “fake news” even real?
- Or is it a falsity in itself?
- If it’s real…is it influencing me and what I think?
- Are my opinions really based in fact?
To answer these questions and more (with you!), we’re hosting The (Dis)Information Session: The Impact of Fake News on Religious Communities, a free live webinar conversation and interactive training, on March 19 from 5 – 7 pm EST.
It’s time to think critically but openly about the hard issues that confront us, our communities, and our world.
How do we decide what news to trust? What exactly is fake news? How often does a fake news story mislead you? And how many false facts does it take to discredit a news story? Who’s responsible for the fake news frenzy? And how do we hold each other accountable?
We asked, you answered! Tanenbaum’s Combating Extremism campaign wanted to know what our readers thought about fake news and you had a lot to say!
Take a look at the conversations happening around fake news today!
And if you didn’t give us your feedback, please take 5 minutes and tell us what you think. We’re interested!
Only a few years ago, news organizations served as gatekeepers for information—choosing what content to amplify and what to omit. Today, things are different and far more complicated. New tools amplify previously unheard voices, and roughly 100 million pieces of information are uploaded onto the internet daily. Some of that information is important, factual, interesting, and reflects critical thinking and opinions. But some is “fake news.”
How to respond to “fake news” is a hot topic, even though there’s no universally agreed upon definition for the phenomenon. And we’d like to hear what you think about it.
Please tell us by spending a few minutes taking Tanenbaum’s Combating Extremism campaign’s short fake news survey!