The Make News Worthy group that was formed by a breakout group at our meeting on Feb. 1, has organized a terrific event on Fake News and Freedom of the Press. I hope you can join us!
It’s on Wed., May 3, at the Reading Public Library from 7:00 – 9:00. A flyer with more information is attached and information on the great speakers is below. They also have a follow-up program on May 17th with a representative from the ACLU that will discuss First Amendment Freedoms
The speakers on May 3rd are:
Takis Metaxas is Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College. Here is a link to his project Twittertrails which developed an algorithm allowing journalists to investigate claims made on Twitter and determine whether they are likely true or false.
There will be a related program on May 17th at 7:00 at the Reading Library. A representative from the ACLU will be at the library to discuss First Amendment Freedoms, so save the date. More information will be forthcoming.
I hope to see you on May 3! Thanks to the Make News Worthy group for planning this wonderful event!
fake news flyer final 5_17 (1).pdf