Fake News, Disinformation and Misinformation – What Is It All About?


Mar 12 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 pm
With Seniors Action Quebec, we are organizing a webinar on misinformation and disinformation, featuring PhD candidate Scott DeJong.
From fake news to videos of robots pretending to be politicians, there is rising concern over the amount of misleading information online. Join us on March 12, as we break down what all of this false stuff is, where it comes from, what harms it is causing, and – most critically – how we should respond to it. It can feel overwhelming to sift through all the information online, and this workshop should help you better understand the blurry lines between fact and fiction on the Internet.

Scott DeJong is an educator, designer, and PhD candidate in Communication studies at Concordia University studying how games can help us teach people about disinformation. His work, funded by the FRQSC, explores the power of play in helping people become critical of misleading content online. He has worked with governments, militaries, and educators in Canada and beyond to re-evaluate how we conceptualize our responses to false content and better prepare citizens for dealing with it. In his free time, Scott loves to bake cookies, go on hikes, and play a plethora of board and card games.

RSVP by March 5 by contacting info@seniorsactionquebec.ca

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