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Lunch With League 

Each month the League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara hosts informative speakers who address local and regional issues.

These interactive public presentations focus on timely topics and encourage our audiences to become better-informed citizens on important issues. The League of Women Voters invites you to join us!

See our League Events page for upcoming Lunches and
 
our Archives page for past events, including videos.

3rd Thursday July 18, 2024
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Online with Zoom

How to Navigate Misinformation Online

Join us for a riveting discussion with Stanford University Professor Emeritus Sam Wineburg who will share tips from his 2023 book Verified: How to Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions About What to Believe Online, co-authored with research scientist Mike Caulfield.

 

Professor Wineburg wants to help citizens use the internet as a powerful fact-checking tool, rather than as a place to become immersed in conspiracy theories. He says: "You can often find out if something is reliable or a sham in as little as 30 seconds." One reviewer commented that his book "offers clear advice on how to navigate a word of spin, trolls and lies."

 

Educated at Brown and U.C. Berkeley, he holds a doctorate in psychological studies in education from Stanford. Since 2016 his research has focused on how people judge the credibility of digital content. In 2020, his work on digital literacy was honored by UNESCO's "Global Media and Information" award.

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The free, one hour Zoom meeting will begin promptly at noon.  Questions from attendees are encouraged and can be submitted when you register or during the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

All are welcome so please forward this notice to other people who are interested in this important topic.

Did you miss a previous Lunch with League event?  See our Lunch with League Archives page for videos of our most recent events.

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