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Misinformation in the Modern Age

Misinformation

Misinformation is an old problem, but technology has manifested that problem in new ways. In response to recent events over the last year, the MiraCosta College Library, in collaboration with faculty across many disciplines, is hosting a series of misinformation forums to discuss these issues and help promote information literacy. Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration alike are welcome to join the discussion.

The first forum took place during FLEX week and highlighted information interventions to use in the classroom. Watch the recording.


My Neighbor is a Conspiracy Theorist! The Psychology of Misinformation and Strategies to Dilute the Kool Aid

My Neighbor is a Conspiracy Theorist! The Psychology of Misinformation and How to Dilute the Kool Aid

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We all know that conspiracy theories exist. The question is why? In this forum, we discussed:

  • the people who believe in conspiracy theories
  • how these conspiracy theories spread
  • how to talk to people about conspiracy theories

Do I have Covid? Health & Science Misinformation in the Wild

Do I Have Covid? Health & Science Misinformation in the Wild (of the World Wide Web)

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Health and science misinformation is dangerous, and the repercussions have become life-threatening.


Are you a Bot? The Future of Misinformation

Are you a Bot? The Future of Misinformation

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Misinformation is problematic today, but what about in the future? Join the conversation on the future role of technology in perpetuating misinformation and get practical tips about what you can do right now to be a responsible digital citizen.