The Ohio State University Alumni Association

OSUAA presents: Disinformation during the digital age
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

OSUAA presents: Disinformation during the digital age

Disinformation — the purposeful spread of false or misleading information — has exploded in recent years thanks to modern technologies, including social media.

Reality increasingly is being distorted through videos touting false information, fictitious people and cries of “fake news.” It’s only getting easier to generate this disinformation and to spread it instantly and even virally.

What are the consequences of the rising tide of disinformation, especially amidst a global pandemic in a presidential election year?

Join us to learn more about disinformation and review best practices for sorting truth from fiction as you consume news during complex times.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m. EDT


Featured Speakers:

Jeffrey Trimble is a lecturer in Ohio State’s School of Communication and Department of Political Science. Before coming to the university in 2018, Trimble, an international journalist and media manager for more than 35 years, helped create programs by U.S. government-funded international broadcasting to counter global disinformation from Russia and other countries and non-state actors.

Nicole Kraft is an award-winning reporter, editor and magazine journalist who is an associate professor (clinical) of public affairs journalism in Ohio State’s School of Communication. Her areas of expertise include news, sports and feature writing, social media, sports communication, media law and ethics, and academic use of mobile technology.


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