CIP and KUOW launching ‘Stand With the Facts’ virtual event series

May 21, 2020

The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) and Seattle-area National Public Radio affiliate KUOW are launching a virtual event series called “Stand With the Facts,” which kicks off Tuesday, May 26 at 1 p.m. PDT. The first event, hosted by Kim Malcolm of KUOW’s “All Things Considered,” will feature UW Information School associate professor Jevin West, who serves as CIP’s director and is the co-author of the forthcoming book “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.” Future Stand With the Facts discussions will feature other CIP researchers. 

Some central questions that will guide the Stand With the Facts discussion series: As false news circulates, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we think critically about how we consume news and information? What can we do to help slow the spread? In their discussion, Malcolm and West will explore strategies for news consumers and offer tips and tactics on how to stop the spread of misinformation.

Please register for this free online virtual event and you’ll receive instructions for how to participate via YouTube and Facebook Live.

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