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Digital Fluencies Series: Misinformation & Bots/Sockpuppets—Amy Collier

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What role do bots (automated fake social media accounts) and sockpuppets (human-operated fake social media accounts) play in our digital information environments? How do you spot a bot or sockpuppet and try understand their influence? In this session, we will discuss the traits of bots/sockpuppets, how they infiltrate digital “public” spheres, and how to combat them. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below.

Facilitated by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning.

 

What Is the Digital Fluencies Series?

The Digital Fluencies Series investigates what it means to develop more critical facility with digital technologies. Meetings usually feature informal discussion of 1-3 short readings (access to materials will be provided) and sometimes a case study. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome to participate regardless of digital skillsFeel free to suggest a topic. Co-sponsored by DLA, CTLR, Davis Family Library, and DLINQ. Organized by Leanne Galletly, User Experience & Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Michael J. Kramer, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Digital History/Acting Director, Digital Liberal Arts @ Middlebury College. Middlebury go link: go/digitalfluencies.

 

Digital Fluencies Series: Misinformation & Bots/Sockpuppets—Amy Collier

Date: December 4, 2018

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Date:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

DLA
Email:
dla@middlebury.edu

Venue

CTLR Lounge
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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