When millions of people are sharing hoax news stories on Facebook as though they were real, how do you figure out what's fact and what's feeling? Learn how to sort fact from well-disguised fiction—a skill that's increasingly important in the real world as well as on Facebook. This session will teach you skills and tricks to fact-check quickly and accurately, and how to be a smart, well-informed consumer of news.
Donations from this event will support the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Laura M. Browning is the managing editor of The A.V. Club and a board member of the American Copy Editors Society. She used to fact-check and copy edit for Encyclopaedia Britannica. You can find her on Twitter at @ellembee or in Edgewater walking her husky.