Real vs Fake News in N. Bennington
Paradoxically, the Internet has made it both easier and harder to find the truth. Almost everything we could ever want to know is available online, but how can we tell the good sources from the bad ones, discern fact from assumption, and distinguish fake news from the real thing? And how can we effectively communicate with others when discussing or debating public issues in the news? Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney will explore these questions and share strategies for evaluating news sources in the rapidly changing digital information age at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at The Left Bank, 5 Bank Street, North Bennington. This Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau talk is hosted by the John G. McCullough Free Library and generously funded by the Friends of Robert Frost. It is free and open to all. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 802-447-7121 or visit mcculloughlibrary.org.