Election 2022: Be Informed, Not Misled

Join these webinars to learn how to spot election misinformation.

This fall, Senior Planet from AARP is excited to promote a three-part Election Misinformation series brought to you by The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit.


Session 1: Are you being informed or influenced? News literacy skills to prioritize information from credible sources.

Tuesday, October 18th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET 

We are being overwhelmed with organizations, groups, influencers, bad actors and others bombarding us with information. So much of that information is designed to influence or even manipulate us rather than inform us. Let’s discuss the types of sources we’re likely to encounter, evaluate the purpose of the information they share, identify common types and forms of bias, and learn to sort through the noise to prioritize sources that seek to inform us by sharing information in a way that is fair and accurate.

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Session 2: Spotting election misinformation and understanding motivations behind how and why it spreads

Tuesday, October 25th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET 

Oct 25, 2022 05:00 PM

We need to move beyond the unhelpful term “fake news” to more precisely identify the common types of misleading, inaccurate and false information that we are likely to encounter in the runup to the elections. We will discuss motivations behind different types of propagators of misinformation and learn fact-checking basics to feel more confident that we will be sharing and acting on accurate, credible information. By having a deeper understanding of misinformation, we can become less susceptible to it and more likely to prioritize reliable, verified sources of news and information.

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Session 3: How to debunk misinformation and engage in productive conversations without confrontation

Tuesday, November 1st, 5:00 – 6:00pm ET 

Once you’ve learned how to verify information, you can help stop the spread of misinformation by practicing effective debunking strategies and learning how to talk to someone whose beliefs are fueled by misinformation. This session will focus on how to have those conversations in a productive, non-confrontational way that will hopefully yield positive outcomes.

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