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Library Events & Outreach, 2021-2022

How do we Trust the Media?

Have you ever accidentally believed fake news?  If so, you're not alone. These days, with all the information available out there, it can be hard to tell the difference.

Join us May 11th for a virtual discussion & workshop filled with games, prizes and more!

  • Learn how to navigate the world of information using new tools

  • Talk with professionals who can help you learn to tell the difference between truth and fiction -- and feel confident about it!

Can't make it? Enroll in this Canvas short courseTrust the Media, 

and review the Library's Research Guide Evaluating News.

Trust Me - Documentary

About ``TRUST ME``

"Trust me is a feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another, bring them together and create a more resilient population.

Trust me is a documentary film that shows how an avalanche of negative news and mis-information is making us all terrified of the world. This has led to mistrust of others, which further leads to racism, polarization, mental health disorders and even crime.

Sensational media take advantage of our survival instincts to earn more clicks and ad revenue with scary and shocking headlines – many of which aren’t even true – and we’re enabling them each time we share. When our fear goes up, our trust comes down. When people don’t trust each other, they don’t help each other and progress stalls. We become farther apart.

//     Trust me covers emotional stories, interwoven with science and expert interviews to show us where the world really stands and the right way to consume and share media."   

From https://www.trustmedocumentary.com/

**  You will be prompted to provide your SMCCD login to be able to watch the film.