The League of Women Voters and the Palo Alto PTA Council will host the event “How Do We Know What’s True Anymore?” at 7 p.m. on April 9 in the Performing Arts Center.
Featuring speakers from a range of established institutions, the talk aims to give attendees practical tools for assessing information credibility within the media, especially for voting decisions.
“We wanted something very practical that we can take away and use in all kinds of contexts, whether its on Facebook or Twitter, or you’re searching on google or you’re reading a newspaper, something that’s relevant for all of us,” said Lisa Peschcke-Koedt, event organizer and member of the league.Among the speakers are Dan Russell from Google, Brooke Binkowski from Snopes, Renee DiResta from Data for Democracy, and others from Facebook, Stanford and the Institute for the Future, according to Peschcke-Koedt.
The League of Women Voters is also planning to host another event about assessing information later this spring and has yet to finalize plans.
“Our hope is this will be very practical, that everyone who goes will come away something they can use in daily life,” Peschcke-Koedt said.