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Handling Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories at Your Library

Handling Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories at Your Library


Librarians are on the frontlines of media literacy, and it’s more important than ever before. This webinar will dive into the WHYS of belief in fake news and conspiracy theories and will talk about what can be done to pull people out of rabbit holes.

In this webinar participants will learn about:

• Questions and strategies to talk to people engaging in conspiracy theories

• The WHYs of conspiracy theories

• Common themes of conspiracy theories through history

• The effects of algorithms

• Alternative news sources 101

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She regularly researches and writes for librarians, educators, and parents. Carrie is the author of four books: Teen Fandom and Geek Programming (2018), Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field (2019), Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Libraries (2020), and Becoming a Digital Parent: A Practical Guide to Help Families Navigate Technology (2021). She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that has educated tens of thousands of students, parents, and educators in digital citizenship. Carrie is a sought-after trainer, former TEDx speaker, adjunct instructor and loves to teach others.

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