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March 6, 2019
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.