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The Rumor Mill: Finding Fact from Fiction on the Web  

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. The size of the Web, the sheer amount of information, and the ability for anyone to add to that information pool at a very low cost means that facts can be covered by equally compelling fiction in the form of rumors, half-truths and outright hoaxes. How do you determine what is true and what is an attractive falsehood? Let’s look at steps you can take to confirm what you see and discount the rest. Brian Boston wants to help you use technology to develop your interests and connect with family and friends. Though he has trained hundreds of support engineers at Microsoft and elsewhere, Brian prefers to work with end users. He educates and supports individuals and small businesses, advising on purchase, usage, system maintenance and security. 1 session.