Cape Cod Press to Discuss ‘Fake News’ During Forum

DENNIS PORT – The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area will host a discussion Saturday night on the topic of journalistic bias and voter confidence in the news.

Media Literacy and “Fake News:” Decoding Media in 2018 will be held February 10 at the Cape Cod Media Center in Dennis Port.

League Co-President Scotti Finnegan said the event stems from the attack on the free press since the 2016 election.

“We tend to be biased about what we listen to and what we read and so how do we move through that?,” Finnegan said.

“That’s part of our mission to inform the citizenry.”

Finnegan believes this is a topic many people are concerned about.

“They are concerned about the First Amendment and how this whole attack on the media fits in with what we believe is to be right and the importance of a free press,” she said.

The free event is open to the public and will include a panel discussion featuring several members of the Cape Cod press corps.

A question and answer session will follow.

The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

The League of Women Voters is a 98-year-old national organization of women and men who work to provide voters with unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process and related issues.

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