Crescent Arts Centre, University Road
14th March: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Since its launch in 2016, FactCheckNI has published 36 articles and trained fact-checking techniques to over 1,000 people, including several hundred pupils at Methodist College Belfast.
The best defence against fake news and misinformation is critical thinking, and it is an honour to introduce a group of young people who have embraced this with their award-winning video Fake News! Is this the End of Facts? After presenting the brief video, participants will learn some basic fact-checking techniques and apply them to some recent election events. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the role of education in combating ‘fake news’.