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Media Manipulation, Fake News, and Trolls

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Starting from a research justice framework, we will consider how different forms of knowledge production—cultural, spiritual, experiential, mainstream, and institutional—relate to political power. From there we look to recent trends in media manipulation, including political disinformation campaigns, fake news, and how trolling subcultures propagate their ideas online by gaming social media platforms and users. By considering our own media consumption and production, we will work to develop a more critical media practice to combat misinformation, fight injustice, and empower marginalized communities.