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The Truth About Fake News

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

We live in an increasingly complex information environment where people have access to an abundance of information resources and can share a news-story on various social media platforms, growing its audience. The concept of ‘fake news’ has become a widespread fear and phenomenon for both consumers and corporations. Fortunately, many are in support of the push for information literacy education for all.

Join us at the Library for a lively discussion on misinformation, its proliferation on social media, mitigation with education, and more.


The Library welcomes Panelists:

MACAELA BENNETT, Staff Analyst at NewsGuard

VIRGINIA BREEN, Associate Professor of Journalism at Purchase College

DARCY GERVASIO, Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Reference Services at Purchase College

MICHAEL DINAN, Editor of newcanaanite.com

JOHN KOVACH, Editor of the New Canaan Advertiser


NANCY GEARY, Executive Director of New Canaan Historical Society


Where do you get your news?

Get digital issues* of your favorite newspapers including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more!
*Available to New Canaan Library cardholders


September 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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