Truth Matters

Truth Matters is an event to help people detect disinformation in the news and on social media platforms. After watching two films on the topic, audience members will be able to ask questions to the panel of media experts pictured above: (clockwise from top left) Filippo Menczer, professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and director of IU’s new Observatory on Social Media; Jen Senko, director of the film ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad,’ who will participate via Skype; Alex J. Semchuck, associate professor of communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington; and Jason Peifer, assistant professor at the IU Media School (Courtesy photos). The background image is a screenshot of Hoaxy, a tool that visualizes the spread of articles online, which was created by Menczer and his team at the Observatory on Social Media.

Ron Eid
Publisher at Limestone Post
Ron Eid started Limestone Post Magazine with Lynae Sowinski in 2015 as an online publication featuring long-form stories about the arts, outdoors, social issues, and a variety of other topics relevant to Bloomington and south-central Indiana. An award-winning writer and editor, Ron has written feature stories about the arts, culture, sports, business, and adventure travel for publications across the country. He can be reached at [email protected]