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Harvard professor to discuss misinformation crisis during 2021 Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture

The Georgia Southern University College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) will host Thomas Patterson, Ph.D., Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University, for the 2021 Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture. The virtual presentation will stream March 3 at 6 p.m. on the CAH Facebook page.

Patterson’s lecture, “How America Lost Its Mind: Our Misinformation Crisis,” will address the United States’ political landscape, which according to Patterson, is currently filled with distrust, gridlock, partisanship, pettiness and deceptive messaging.

“Professor Patterson will discuss how we can help transfer power from ideologues and disrupters to a citizenry committed to tolerance and civil dialogue,” said Allison Scardino Belzer, Ph.D., associate professor of history. “So many of us feel overwhelmed with talk of fake news and deliberate disinformation. This lecture will help crystalize our focus on creating networks of reliable news outlets that can help rebuild trust.”

For more information about the Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture, click here.


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