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15 Long Sands Rd,
York, ME 03909 United States
(207) 363-2818

November 2019

Fake News: Its Rise and Challenges-Marty Gagnon at York Public Library

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd,
York, ME 03909 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Martin Gagnon at the York Public Library on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 pm to discuss Fake News: Its Rise and Challenges. This event is free and open to the public. This brief session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both digital, television, and print media resources.  Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. This insightful presentation will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories. Gagnon, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled…

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