March 20, 2022
On March 15, 2022, The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication co-presented MisinfoDay, an annual day of programming for middle and high school students, teachers, librarians, and other educators about online misinformation.
Kate Starbird, an associate professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and faculty director of the Center for an Informed Public, co-hosted two virtual workshops for the day's programming. Find the recordings below of the panels "How to Talk With Friends or Family Who Believe Misinformation" and "Why We Fall for Misinformation."
How to Talk With Friends or Family Who Believe Misinformation
How can we help friends and family who have fallen for harmful misinformation? CIP co-founders Kate Starbird and Jevin West and CIP postdoctoral scholar Maddy Jalbert share advice based on research and their own personal experiences on how to navigate these difficult conversations. Hanson Hosein, co-founder of the UW Communication Leadership program, moderates the discussion.
Why We Fall for Misinformation
We’re all vulnerable to misinformation. Why can it be so tricky to sort fact from fiction? Why is it sometimes difficult to believe verified facts? CIP co-founder Kate Starbird and CIP postdoctoral scholar Maddy Jalbert help you answer those questions.
MisinfoDay, which was launched by the UW Information School in 2019, is now part of the CIP’s statewide collaboration with Washington State University. In 2021, more than 1,000 students participated in MisinfoDay’s virtual workshops. View more content from the 2022 MisinfoDay on the Center for an Informed Public's website.