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“What the Fact: How to Tell Truth from Lies”: Mark Kurlansky & Seema Yasmin, M.D.

Sunday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm

MDC Live Arts Lab

300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mark Kurlansky wrote Big Lies: From Socrates to Social Media for the next stewards of our world. It is not only a history but a how-to manual for seeing through big lies and thinking critically. “I hope that you will keep asking yourself what is true as you read this book and live your life,” he entreats readers at the outset. “If the Age of Enlightenment is not to be followed by the Age of Chaos, we have to think for ourselves.” What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we have to. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and “truth” itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more vital. In What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise, Seema Yasmin, M.D., traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches young readers the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly sourced clickbait and misleading headlines. Moderating is Hot 105 FM’s Jill Tracey. Grades 6-12

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Date:
Sunday, November 20
Time:
12:00 pm

Authors

Seema Yasmin, M.D.

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Language
English
Occurrence
Annual

Venue

MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States
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