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Stand with the Facts: How to spot fact from fiction during a pandemic
The spread of misinformation is on the rise. From social media shares to false news reports, it's infiltrating our daily lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As false news circulates, how can we think critically about how we consume news and information? What can we do to help slow the spread? Join KUOW and the Center for an Informed Public virtually on Tuesday, May 26 for Stand with the Facts: How to spot fact from fiction during a pandemic. KUOW’s All Things Considered host Kim Malcolm and Jevin West, director of the Center for an Informed Public and co-author of "Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World" will explore strategies for news consumers and offer tips and tactics on how to stop the spread of misinformation.Where: Online Virtual Event Get Tickets
Are We Going To Be OK? – Mental Health Edition with Ellen Forney
Each week KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel and Zaki Hamid will join with community members from different corners of our city to talk about how we’re handling this new (and hopefully temporary) reality. Together we’ll explore important tips and tactics of how to navigate this new reality. And we want YOU to be part of this conversation. Join us on YouTube and Facebook live and share how you’re coping.
What is it like to experience this pandemic while managing bipolar disorder? Are people with mental health challenges actually more equipped to face a global crisis? What do aliens and Seattle’s arboretum have to do with mental and emotional wellbeing??? Join us Thursday, May 28 at 1 p.m. for our next “Are We Going to Be OK?” episode as we explore mental health, art, and coping strategies that anyone can implement during this pandemic with New York Times bestselling author, graphic artist, and mental health coach Ellen Forney.Where: Online Virtual Event Get Tickets
KUOW Reporter Roundup: Your COVID-19 Questions Answered
What questions do you have about the impact of coronavirus on our local community? Join KUOW reporters and editors Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m. for a live virtual roundup of the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic, where we’ll answer your questions about how this crisis is changing local industries, government, public health and more.Where: Online Virtual Event Get Tickets
Stand with the Facts: Big Tech and the fight against misinformation
There is more information shared on social media than any other time in history, and the information is not always factual. What can big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter do to regulate misinformation without infringing on users’ right to free speech? Will the government regulate these companies, and what would that look like? How will this help or hurt the coming elections? Join KUOW and the Center for an Informed Public virtually, Tuesday, June 9 at 1 p.m. for our next Stand with the Facts: Big Tech and the fight against misinformation. KUOW’s All Things Considered host Kim Malcom and Ryan Calo, principal investigator for the Center for an Informed Public and associate professor at the UW School of Law, will discuss what steps social media companies and the government can legally take to stop the spread of misinformation, while ensuring everyone has the right to express their opinion.Where: Online Virtual Event Get Tickets