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Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Fake News" in the 21st Century

 

Is “fake news” a modern phenomena, or does it have deeper roots in American history?  And how do you spot fake news in the midst of the modern, and frequently chaotic, 24/7 news cycle?  On October 12th at 6:30pm, Professor Matthew W. Dunne will explore the history and significance of “fake news” in contemporary American politics, and provide patrons of the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.,  with helpful tools to distinguish between “fake news” and legitimate journalism in 21st century America.

 Matthew W. Dunne is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.  Matthew received his Ph.D. in History at Brown University in Rhode Island, and his first book, “A Cold War State of Mind: Brainwashing and Postwar American Society,” was published by the University of Massachusetts press.  He teaches courses on politics, government, and American history.


When:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:30 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

 Milford Public LIbrary

57 New Haven Ave.

Milford, CT 06460 

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