A special program Fake News: Can You Spot It? is scheduled at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 pm.
A workshop that is vital for everyone living in this world of constantly changing information, attendees will learn the difference between actual fake news, misleading news, biased news, and news that simply challenges a held belief. The concept of confirmation bias will be explored. To differentiate between what is true and false online, participants will learn to evaluate themselves (their motives, their perspectives, their interests) as they interpret information. Attendees will practice news evaluation, using different online source types’ coverage of the same current event to compare and contrast content quality.