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Coping with Disinformation: Fact or Fake News

Thursday, February 06, 2020  07:00pm  08:30pm


Overwhelmed with information? Hard to tell what’s true or false? Concerned about how disinformation is affecting our democracy? The League of Women Voters of Westchester is kicking off a second year of workshops to help address these issues, providing practical advice and tools to confront disinformation in the news and to discern what is fact and fake. The first sessions are scheduled in Mamaroneck on Jan. 12 and White Plains on Feb. 6.

Led by international journalism and communications veteran Andy Katell of White Plains, the 90-minute non-partisan workshop was developed by the League and held in dozens of Westchester County libraries. Mr. Katell brings to the program 14 years of experience as a reporter and editor with The Associated Press news agency, based in the Soviet Union, United Nations and other locations, along with PR agency and corporate communications work on a wide variety of issues.

The highly interactive workshop, free of charge, features numerous social media, traditional media text, video and still image examples of disinformation. It was held at more than two dozen libraries throughout Westchester County in 2019. The sessions are suitable for adults, as well as high school and college students. No reservations are required. Helpful handouts have been made possible through a generous grant from the Westchester Community Foundation.

  The Feb. 6 session in White Plains will be held at 7 pm at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue. For more information about the library, see

Location     white plains public library
Contact      914-715-1539
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