Erin Steuter on how to spot fake news

Tuesday, February 8 at 5:30pm (Atlantic) by Zoom.

This winter, the Atlantic Human Rights Centre, St. Thomas University’s Department of Human Rights, St. Thomas University’s Department of Journalism and Communications, the NB Media Co-op and RAVEN invite the public to the Human Rights & the Media Lecture Series.

We will hear from scholars of the media and law, media makers and grassroots activists on how our media landscape is changing. We will hear about what they are doing to make this media landscape a more safe, just and equal space.

Erin Steuter, Professor of Sociology at Mount Allison University, will deliver the lecture, “How to Spot Fake News,” on Tuesday, February 8 at 5:30 pm (Atlantic) by Zoom.

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Erin Steuter will discuss her book Won’t Get Fooled Again: A Graphic Guide to Fake News and provide insight into the role of the mainstream media in perpetuating misinformation.
Erin Steuter is a professor of sociology with a focus on critical media studies and ideological representations in news and popular culture. She has won multiple awards for her teaching and research and is the author of three books about the media and the war on terror including Pop Culture Goes to War: Enlisting and Resisting Militarism in the War on Terror. She regularly offers workshops for schools and community groups that engage the public in contemporary media literacy issues.

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Upcoming Lectures

February 10 – Aditya Rao, a human rights lawyer, on Hate Speech and Human Rights in Canada: The Fight Over Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

February 15 – Hilary Young, Professor of Law at the University of New Brunswick, on Civil Recourse for Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images.

February 22 – Laura O’Brien, UN Advocacy Officer for Access Now, on Defending Peaceful Assembly and Association in the Digital Age: Takedowns, Shutdowns, and Surveillance.

March 17 –Fenwick McKelvey, Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy in the Department of Communication Studies, on how AI is shaping our lives and communications.

March 31 – Siti Maimunah, a rapporteur for the People’s Tribunal at COP26 in Glasgow and member of the COP26 Coalition, on telling the stories of people of the Global South affected by climate change.

April 12 – Kaitlyn Layden, with the New Brunswick Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, on engaging the media to advance the rights of people with disabilities.

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