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The Science of Fake News

Charlie Gee, assistant professor of media communications at Lincoln Memorial University, will present “The Science of Fake News” Friday, February 8.

The concept of false news has a long history. In the past few years, however, the term “fake news” has become a politically charged term and proliferated in our country’s discourse. What does it mean? What is its impact on individuals? In his presentation, Gee will discuss how we consume media, how it affects our brains and thus, our actions and ethical judgement, and just how little we really know about how “fake news” affects our democracy.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 8 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Communication & Information

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Website

http://scienceforum.utk.edu

Group

Science Forum

Contact Name

Amanda Womac

Contact Email

awomac1@utk.edu

Contact Phone

974-2992

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