MediaWise and AARP Present Voting Resources for Florida Residents

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MediaWise and AARP Present Voting Resources for Florida Residents

Learn how to avoid election misinformation during this free livestream program presented by the Poynter Institute, MediaWise and AARP Florida, with support from Meta.

October 27, 2022

Overview

  • Tune into this free livestream program on Oct. 27 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern, to learn how to avoid election misinformation
  • Learn practical media literacy tips so you can feel prepared and confident casting your vote on Nov. 8
  • Get the opportunity to ask a fact-checker anything during a Q&A with PolitiFact

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • Identify false or misleading social media posts
  • Understand what algorithms are and how they work
  • Utilize tools that professional journalists and fact-checkers use to fight for truth and democracy

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Overview

  • Tune into this free livestream program on Oct. 27 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern, to learn how to avoid election misinformation
  • Learn practical media literacy tips so you can feel prepared and confident casting your vote on Nov. 8
  • Get the opportunity to ask a fact-checker anything during a Q&A with PolitiFact

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With the 2022 midterm elections right around the corner, it’s important that voters like you get the facts you need to make informed decisions before heading to the polls.

MediaWise, the digital media literacy initiative of the nonprofit Poynter Institute, has teamed up with AARP to empower citizens with media literacy tips and voting resources.

MediaWise Director Alex Mahadevan will teach you how to spot false or misleading social media posts, videos and images; what algorithms are and how they work; and show you tools that professional journalists and fact-checkers use to fight for truth and democracy. PolitiFact Managing Editor Katie Sanders will conclude this program with a summary of election issues to watch out for — and the opportunity to ask a fact-checker anything.

You’ll leave this program feeling prepared and confident that when you cast your vote Nov. 8, you’ll have access to the facts you need to make informed decisions with confidence.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This livestream will take place Oct. 27 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern time. The session will be recorded and available to replay.

Who should register

This program was designed for Tampa Bay community members 50 years and older. The media literacy tips and strategies will be helpful to anyone else who is heading to cast their vote in November.

Cost

This livestream program is free, thanks to support from AARP Florida, AARP and Meta.

Instructors

Speakers

  • Alex Mahadevan
    Director, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is the Director of the MediaWise project. Alex was most recently the Program Manager of MediaWise. Prior to joining the staff at Poynter,...
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  • Katie Sanders
    Managing Editor, PolitiFact
    Katie Sanders is the managing editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee...
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