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Social Media Literacy: Facebook & Propaganda
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
*This ticket pays for your admission to the museum on October 12, 2018, as well as admission to this program.
**Space is limited to 30 people for this event
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-literacy-facebook-propaganda-tickets-49942685918
What does propaganda look like on social media? As a recent article in the New York Times shows, it’s often difficult to detect fake pages from real ones. They use emotions to stir us into action and manipulate our worldviews by tapping into an issue which we may hold dear.
Join us at the museum for an immersive workshop on media literacy in this digital age.
We will meet in the activity lab for a discussion on social media propaganda and go for a walk to the WWI propaganda exhibit for some historical perspective. Professor Marcia Blackburn from SUNY Broome will lead the discussion and engage us in how to become better online consumers.
Images are at the heart of how we communicate to one another on social media. Memes and gif engage us in discussions on everything from TV shows to politics. When used for the latter purpose, it’s point is framed as a window to the world, but one with distorting condensation. The purpose is to restrict free thought through the manipulation of emotions over reason. This isn’t just happening on Facebook, it has happened before.