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Fake News: The Assault on Reality

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Richard LeVitt will speak Sunday, October 8th, 4-6 PM at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland, on the growing problem of fake news in American life. Things have gotten worse since the old days of spin and propaganda. Fake news, enabled by online media, trolls, activists, politicians, and foreign agents, is undermining our trust in what we hear and our sense of shared reality. Richard will outline how fake news plays on our cognitive biases and what we can do to minimize the damage.

Richard LeVitt is a retired business executive living in Ashland. He creates digital art and volunteers for ScienceWorks Museum and the Jefferson Center.