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Fake News vs. Real News – and how to tell the difference

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Join the Tampa Bay Times, Politifact and WFTS who will talk about what you can do to identify where a story comes from, and what’s behind it.

Sometimes the stories are made up, like "Pope Francis endorses Donald Trump." Sometimes they're politicians' spin, like dueling claims of lawmakers in Tallahassee and Gov. Rick Scott over money for economic development. And sometimes, they're flat-out lies. As more and more of us expand our news sources – going beyond newspapers and broadcast media to websites, Facebook and Twitter -- we're running into more and more stories that raise questions. Fake News? Real news? Something in between? And how do you tell the difference?real news fake news

 

Join the First Amendment Foundation and the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area for an evening with professionals – Amy Hollyfield from PolitiFact, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its fact-checking; Matt Brown of WFTS; Graham Brink of the Tampa Bay Times; and moderated by Tampa Bay Times Editor of Editorials Tim Nickens -- who'll talk about what you can do to identify where a story comes from, and what’s behind it.

 

When: Thursday March 30, 2017 from 7-9pm

 

Where: The Poynter Institute, 801 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

Tickets: $15 available here.