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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


Communication and Media Speaker Series

Professor Brendan Nyhan "Fake News in the 2016 Election"
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00-5:30 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
The factually dubious for-profit articles known as “fake news” were read and shared by millions of people during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, but little is known scientifically about who read fake news, the mechanisms by which it was disseminated, and the extent to which fact-checks reached fake news consumers. In this study, we use behavioral data to better understand the prevalence and spread of “fake news.”
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Fake News
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication Studies

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