Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do

Join Assistant Professor of Communication, Dr. Kate Drazner Hoyt, in a panel discussion on disinformation in local elections hosted by the Tacoma News Tribune. This is a free event and you do not have to subscribe to the newspaper to access the event.

News organizations across the country are rooting out corruption in local government and forcing people in power to share information. Many have never had more people reading their stories, viewing videos and listening to podcasts — because local news has never been more important.

Kate Drazner Hoyt is an assistant professor at Pacific Lutheran University in the Communication Department. She holds an MFA in Emergent Digital Practices and a PhD in Communication Studies. Her research interests include how media technologies implicate social hierarchies and manifestations of power, digital forms of protest, and digital media and information literacy; and how digital citizens assess the credibility of web-circulated information.

Learn more here: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/election/article245797535.html

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Wednesday, October 7 at 12:30pm

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