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Join us for a virtual discussion exploring how to talk to friends and family about politics, misinformation, and what can be those “tough conversations” around differences of opinion that emerge during elections. The discussion will bring together experts in human psychology, technology, and media to consider how media coverage framed issues for voters this election season, how to be mindful of our own confirmation bias about what we see online, and how to talk with others who might be sharing misleading information on their social media feeds.
We’ll also explore how we can expect disinformation threats to continue to loom in the months to come and how we can use media literacy skills to defend against its spread. These are polarizing times, but employing empathy and disinformation defense skills can help along the way.