Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).
ID: 115 / Work 09-1: 1 Workshops 8 hours Topics: Social Media and Social Computing Keywords: disinformation ecology, cognitive authorities, information literacy, media literacy, information ethics
Ten Lessons for the Age of Disinformation
Thomas J. Froehlich
Kent State University, USA
Ten Lessons for the Age of Disinformation will provide pedagogical techniques to teach ASIS&T members how to cope with our current disinformation ecology, which the author calls the “Age of Disinformation.” It provides a multifaceted approach in which each facet reinforces the others. Topics include (1) characteristics of the Age of Disinformation; (2) the varieties of false information; (3) knowledge, opinion, and second-hand knowledge; (4) deception and self-deception; (5) psychological factors for the acceptance and perpetuation of fake news; (6) cognitive authorities, such as the Washington Post or Fox News; (7) intellectual freedom, freedom of expression and social media; (8) information ethics, media ethics, digital ethics and the violation of ethical principles; (9) logical fallacies in disinformation campaigns; and (10) the benefits and limitations of information literacy, media literacy and digital literacy. Each lesson outlines the key ideas for each lesson and provides exercises to confirm the key points. There will be suggested exercises to do before the workshop begins (e.g., identifying fake news sites), discussions in which to engage and online exercises to do as the workshop progresses, such as identifying violations of ethical or logical principles or discussing kinds of cognitive authorities and their influence.