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Disinformation and the First Amendment (Boston Public Library) – VIRTUAL
November 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Disinformation and Digital Citizenship: Disinformation and the First Amendment. We read/watch 3-4 articles/videos about balancing free speech and freedom of the press with the onslaught of disinformation. Guest TBA.
Register HERE. Readings and/or videos will be emailed to participants 4-7 days before the class.
Disinformation and Digital Citizenship is a Learning Circle that meets weekly to discuss disinformation and its effect on civic institutions and society during an election year. We will meet via Zoom for one hour from 3-4pm for four sessions. The group size is capped at 20.
Learning circles are small groups of individuals who explore an area of shared interest through discussion in a collaborative, friendly, and mutually supportive environment. They are not structured classes—there is no powerpoint! Selected materials (articles, essays, or videos) about disinformation and media literacy are emailed to participants before each meeting, then discussion of the readings takes place during the sessions. The circles are highly interactive and are facilitated by Librarians.
Each session of Disinformation and Digital Citizenship has a particular focus within the general subject. In three of our four meetings, we will have experts in that session’s focus who can answer questions and participate in the discussion in an informal give-and-take.
Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but it is not necessary. If one session’s focus speaks to you more than the others, please feel free to register for it as a standalone.