The Ohio State University at Mansfield


4th Annual Community Town Hall Meeting: "Real vs. Fake News: How Can You Tell the Difference?"

Thursday, February 8, 5:00-7:30 pm, Mansfield Senior High School

After the presidential election of 2016, NPR did a piece, "Fake or Real? How to Self-Check the News and Get the Facts," that highlighted the fact that fake news stories can have real-life consequences. Fake news shapes our perceptions and helps to form harmful biases. Who should we hold accountable for responsible, objective news reporting? Does the responsibility rest upon current news sources or are consumers equally as responsible? Additionally, what are considered credible news platforms? Join us at Mansfield Senior High School, in this thought-provoking discussion as we explore the impact of real versus fake news within our American communities. This event is part of the month-long Black History Month Celebration event series.