• Is Truth Really Dead In America?

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    Name: Is Truth Really Dead In America?
    Date: April 16, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Alternative facts, fake news, post-truth—these phrases have flooded the American conversation over the past several years. But how bad is it really, and what can we, as a society and as individuals, do to be better informed? WSU professor Steven Stehr investigates the roots and consequences of the erosion of truth, with a focus on politics and science. From the rise of conspiracy theories to the echo chamber of social media, Stehr leads a conversation that asks to what extent are we living in a post-truth world? Have both political parties used deception to their advantage? How does the use of knowledge and facts vary in different policy debates? Taking us through real-world examples of conspiracy theories, junk science, and fake news, Stehr shows audiences how to find facts in a world of misinformation
    Location:
    Canyon Wren Recietal Hall
    Date/Time Information:
    4/16/2019 7-8:30pm
    Contact Information:
    Edward Martinez
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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