Wednesday, 9:40–11:05, May 16
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne
Instructor: Stan Schretter
“Fake: Separating fact from fiction in our internet based world.” It used to be easy. “Fake” news was the purview of supermarket tabloids. “Fake” emails usually asked for us to send someone $1,000, so we could collect a new-found inheritance of $1M. Recent data from September 2017, shows that more than 90% of Americans now consume some news online, and two-thirds read news on social media. For those under 50, digital media has already surpassed TV as a source of news. This class will explore these phenomena and test your skill at detecting what is fake and what is real.
See R995 for instructor information.