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Fake news: Learn how to spot it

Join expert Dr Joanne Orlando to learn how to detect fake online content

Produced by the City of Sydney

How good do you think you are at detecting fake news and content online? Have you ever felt caught out from reading or viewing content that you didn’t realise was fake?

Join leading expert Dr Joanne Orlando to put your skills to the test.

Fake or junk news is not something new, but it is on the rise. There’s an increasingly wide range of false, manipulated and exaggerated content published online that aims to deceive readers. Falling for fake content can lead to financial rip-offs, wrong choices with our health, relationships, jobs and more.

Learn strategies to differentiate online fake news and misinformation from real and trustworthy content and how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy.

This will be a collaborative, investigative and fun session with opportunities to discuss and share your own experiences.

Afternoon tea will be provided from 2pm.

Bookings recommended as places are limited.

Dr Joanne Orlando

As a leading international expert on family and digital lifestyles, Joanne offers fresh perspectives and solutions on our digital lives. Appearing regularly on TV and radio, she also provides expert parenting advice around all things technology.

Joanne is known for introducing new terms like ‘sharenting,’ the implications of parents sharing images of their kids online, and ‘Finsta,’ fake Instagram accounts.

She’s currently working on her third parenting book and hosts online and face-to-face digital-parenting seminars and courses.



Wednesday 28 August 2019 from 1pm to 2pm


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