As a part of its Media Literacy Week programming, Indiana University East will host a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the library at Hayes Hall in Richmond. Dr. Andrea Quenette, Dr. E. Scott Lee and KT Lowe will discuss battling misinformation online, how information and misinformation affect elections, and how the media portrays international conflict. The event is free and open to the public, and can also be attended online.
Lowe, who studies and presents on fake news and combating misinformation, developed a guide to those topics that is now used by librarians and instructors around the world. Created in 2016, Lowe’s Fake News Libguide provides resources that students and others can use to identify and avoid misinformation. Lowe said researchers make new discoveries about fake news regularly. “It’s still something like the Wild West when it comes to researching and understanding fake news,” Lowe said.