Unraveling the Truth: Fake News and the Election

    October 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented by New England First Amendment Coalition and sponsored by Framingham State University.

    What is Fake News? How can you tell what you are reading is not false information? What is a trusted news source? How does this relate to the upcoming presidential election and how you make your voting decisions?

    LAURA SAUNDERS | Saunders teaches and conducts research in the areas of reference, instruction, information literacy, and intellectual freedom. She has a strong interest in the connections between information literacy and social justice issues, as well as in the impact of misinformation and disinformation.


    EMILY SWEENEY | Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at The Boston Globe and author of the book “Boston Organized Crime.” She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001, and her work has been featured on the Howard Stern Show, WBZ News Radio, New England Cable News, and other media outlets.

    The discussion will be moderated by Sandra Rothenberg, senior librarian and coordinator of library instruction at Framingham State University.