Finding Clarity in Chaos: Creating Balanced News Resources in a Time of Widespread Misinformation: Webinar
The most recent U.S. presidential election in 2016 was notable for its many challenges, not least among them existing partisan divides among the electorate, a foreign government’s disinformation campaign aimed at deepening those divides, and the dissemination of fake news stories by technology giants on social media networks and in online search results. The upcoming November 2020 election is shaping up to be equally divisive and potentially even more chaotic, as it will be held as multiple national crises unfold simultaneously. Providing educational content grounded in fact in an environment like this is a challenging but crucial job. In this webinar, Jonathan Leith, Senior Editor of World News Digest, describes the meticulous editorial process involved in the content curation of our flagship resource, which has served as a permanent record of essential facts in the news dating back 80 years to 1940.