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SIG IEP Webinar- “The Role of Self-Deception and Pseudo-Cognitive Authorities in the Dissemination and Embrace of Fake News."

By Kenneth Haggerty posted 04-15-2019 16:21

  

Dr. Thomas Froehlich will be presenting a webinar on April 24th at 11AM EST. He will be talking on the “The Role of Self-Deception and Pseudo-Cognitive Authorities in the Dissemination and Embrace of Fake News." Registration information can be found here. Free for ASIS&T members! This webinar has the following objectives:

(1) to develop and understand a taxonomy of false information in the disinformation marketplace;

(2) to understand the role of deception and self-deception in the success of fake news;

(3) to understand the role of pseudo-cognitive authorities (e.g., Fox News) in the dissemination and success of fake news;

(4) to delineate and understand the accelerators or enhancers in the success of fake news (e.g., repetition of the same content from different sources and authorities);

(5) to understand the strategies that information professionals can use and the limits they face in dealing with adherents of fake news.

 





 


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