Hone your fake-news radar at the Ballard Library

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Ballard Library will host a class to help people learn how to identify fake news. The class, titled “Fake News Survival Guide: Resources and Tips for Staying Informed” will provide an overview of fake news and the information cycle, instructions on how to evaluate information, and will provide resources and best practices for identifying fake news.

“Usually there’s a moneymaking scheme behind fake news stories,” Seattle Public Library’s Di Zhang, who teaches the class, told the Seattle Times. “Going viral is the goal, and more clicks equal more ad revenue.”

The free class will be from 6pm to 7:45pm in the library meeting room at the Ballard branch. To register for the class, call 206-684-4089, or stop in to the Ballard Library and sign up.


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