Detecting Misinformation

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 // 1:00 pm

Paley Library: Digital Scholarship Center -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

This workshop series explores methods and approaches for students and teachers to conduct research in an era of fake news and biased data. The workshop series will include three sessions on “Developing a Fact-Checking Mindset,” “Detecting Misleading Data,” and “Refuting Claims Persuasively.” In the first workshop, participants will gain strategies and tools for fact-checking news stories based on methods the pros use so that you too can be a savvy consumer of everyday information. The second workshop will focus on tips oforn making sense of the charts, graphs, tables, polls, and statistics that appear in the news, journals, books and websites that you read, and view their validity with a critical eye. The third workshop will involve a discussion around the ethics behind calling out misinformation/disinformation and gain strategies for refuting false claims online and in person. Bring your laptop or borrow one from the Digital Scholarship Center. Part of the Libraries’ ‘Calling Bullsh*t in an Era of Misinformation’ workshop series.

Wednesday, October 3, 10, 17, 1-2PM. Register at:

Digital Scholarship Center