Bias Is All Around You: Can You Separate Fact from Fiction?

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.
Meeting Room

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Registration and masks required

Farmington Library. Downtown Farmington.

Safeguard your mental health and promote civil discourse in these turbulent times. Information can outsmart anyone regardless of their education and status. Join Dr. Erik Bean, Ed.D. author of Bias Is All Around You: A Handbook for Inspecting Social Media & News Stories for an introspective one-hour workshop where you will learn methods for weeding out bias in the media and all published information. 

Learn about 7 sources of potential biases and how to spot them. Gain critical thinking skills you can apply daily when you are presented with false narratives, algorithms, and click bait in today’s media environment. Leave the workshop invigorated and motivated to safeguard your mental health and that of those around you. 

Erik Bean, Ed.D. holds a master’s in journalism and a doctorate in education. Dr. Bean’s expertise is information bias. He presented a unique paper to suggest legislation and other social media policies to avert a growing number of fake internet ads posing as news at the Oxford 2018 Internet, Policy, & Politics Conference. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program, Teen Program
Emanuela DeCenso
(248) 553-6880

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