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[WEBINAR] Media Literacy in the Disinformation Age – Dallas Public Library

Media Literacy in the Disinformation Age

PEN America and the Dallas Public Library invite you to attend a live and interactive media literacy webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm Central Time.

Amid the deluge of incorrect and misleading content in the health and political contexts, media literacy has become a chillingly vital prerequisite to empower online users in the fight against disinformation. Misleading information about the pandemic, recent protests, and even voting issues surrounding the election are spreading fast online. False, misleading, and misattributed stories and images can polarize communities, unfairly damage reputations, and obscure the truth. Because access to accurate information is an integral component of free expression and essential to public health and civic engagement, media literacy has become a chillingly vital necessity to empower online users in the fight against disinformation.

During this 90-minute training, participants will learn how to better identify manipulated content—about the pandemic, protests, and in the context of the upcoming 2020 election—and will leave equipped with PEN America’s Media Literacy Toolkit to promote healthier digital practices.

This webinar is the first installment of a series by PEN America and the Dallas Public Library, which will be facilitated by Nora Benavidez, director of PEN America’s U.S. free expression programs. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Please confirm your registration at the Zoom link below. For more information, contact Hannah Waltz, Media Literacy Training Coordinator, at [email protected].

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