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The Truth About Fake News (Webinar)

March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 PM
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March 23 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for The Truth About Fake News (Webinar) on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 PM.

Due to the new digital age we live in today, we have access to more information than at any other time in history. But what can we believe? When we have tablets, smartphones and other technology with web-browsing capabilities at our fingertips, it can be easy to accept and count on what we hear, read or see as truth. However, misinformation can be detrimental to our health and the wellbeing of ourselves and to our relationships with others. In this program, Rollins College Communication Professor Dr. David Painter will discuss the truth about fake news: what it is, where it originated, how it spreads and its effects on our society. Join us as we explore ways we can select and consume online information in an effort to become better informed.

By participating in this program, you can expect to learn:

  • how fake news is defined;
  • the causes and effects of fake news consummation;
  • and ways to avoid fake news.

This program is presented by Dr. David Painter and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Program:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.

• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.

About Your Program Presenter

After a 20-year career as a political communication consultant, David Lynn Painter accepted a doctoral fellowship in Political Communication to earn his Ph.D. at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in 2011. Currently a communication professor at Rollins College, Dr. Painter has authored more than 15 academic publications, and had more than 25 manuscripts competitively selected for national and international conference presentations over the past decade. His research agenda focuses on political communication while his teaching expertise centers on collaborations between his communication classes and local nonprofits. Specifically, Dr. Painter has partnered more than 300 students with dozens of central Florida nonprofits allowing the organizations to better achieve their missions and the students to practice their professional communication skills.

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