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Mike Caulfield, “Verified: How to Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions about What to Believe Online”

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Common Area)

20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Featuring the book’s co-author Mike Caulfield, a research scientist leading the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public‘s rapid response efforts. He has worked with various organizations on digital literacy initiatives to combat mis- and disinformation, including the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project, the National Writing Project, and CIVIX Canada.

The internet brings information to our fingertips almost instantly. The result is that we often jump to thinking too fast, without taking a few moments to verify the source before engaging with a claim or viral piece of media. Information literacy expert Mike Caulfield and educational researcher Sam Wineburg are here to enable us to take a moment for due diligence with this informative, approachable guide to the internet. With this illustrated tool kit, you will learn to identify red flags, get quick context, and make better use of common websites like Google and Wikipedia that can help and hinder in equal measure.

Read more at The University of Chicago Press
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