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Fake news and misinformation: Can you spot it?

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Wednesday 9 June from 1pm to 2pm

City of Sydney Library Lunchtime Conversations is a series of free talks with authors, artists and experts.

Over the last 4 years, fake news has become an everyday expression, and a major part of what we see and read online. With Covid-19, we have seen the spread of misinformation and fake news intensify, posing unique challenges and dangers to our wellbeing and life.

In this talk Dr Joanne Orlando will show you how misinformation has changed in recent times, and the impact it's having on our wellbeing, work and family life. You’ll learn the most effective strategies for spotting fake from real and trustworthy content, how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy, how to minimise the effect of misinformation and fake news and have more control over your technology use.

Dr Joanne Orlando

Dr Joanne Orlando (PhD, M.Ed, B.Ed) has spent over 15 years studying our relationship with technology and how to make it less stressful, happier and more fulfilling. She publishes cutting edge research, and has developed terms such as sharenting and zombie scrolling which have now entered everyday lexicon. Dr Jo provides solutions to today’s most pressing digital lifestyle issues through keynotes, articles, TV presentations and podcasts worldwide, and she is the creator of digital literacy program for schools TechClever. Dr Jo’s new book Life Mode On, is a revolutionary new approach to living a better life with technology and our personal devices.

This is a free event however bookings are essential. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

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To join the session live on Zoom, choose this option when you book. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

This event will be Auslan interpreted. To access the Auslan interpreting, you will need to use Zoom on a computer for this event.

Covid-safe information

To join the session in person, choose this option when you book. This is a Covid-safe event. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event according to our Covid-19 safety plan.

Please note that the venue has a reduced capacity and bookings are limited to 30 people. If you book a ticket and can’t attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.

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