Language Science Talks! Misinformation managed: How to have healthy conversations online

March 6, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

WOOD 4, Instructional Resources Centre (IRC) 2194 Health Sciences Mall

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Can you spot unreliable news? And once you have, how can you discuss it - not argue about it - online?

Join us for Language Science Talks on March 6th, where UBC History Assistant Professor Heidi Tworek will outline how the internet has changed communications, and how Canada can address harmful online speech through policy reform.

Then, SFU Linguistics Professor Maite Taboada will discuss her research into the language of misinformation and online conversation, including projects monitoring online comments on news stories and how to spot misinformation in the media.

This talk will include time for audience questions, as well as light refreshments and networking.

Please RSVP here.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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