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MediaWise and AARP Present Voting Resources to Determine Misinformation “How to Get MediaWise for the Midterms”




MediaWise and AARP Present Voting Resources to Determine Misinformation
“How to Get MediaWise for the Midterms”

October 27, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT,
In-person at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies

TAMPA, Fla. — The spread of misinformation around the United States is dangerous to our democracy. According to recent survey results released by MediaWise, the digital media literacy initiative of the nonprofit Poynter Institute, 47 percent of Americans see false or misleading information daily. Without truth and accountability within our democracy, it is doomed to fail. As we draw closer to the midterms, election misinformation is the utmost concern, and it is time to empower all generations on media literacy to save democracy.

To eliminate the spread of misinformation, MediaWise and AARP are joining forces to educate citizens on identifying misinformation and providing voting resources that they can use and share with their communities. These trainings, also supported by Meta, come at a crucial time as midterm elections are only a few days away. By empowering communities with facts, democracy prevails.

WHO: Neil Brown, president of Poynter Institute
Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida state director
Alex Mahadevan, director of MediaWise
Katie Saunders, managing editor of PolitiFact

WHAT: Election Media Literacy Trainings from MediaWise and AARP

WHERE: The Poynter Institute – The Great Hall and The Barnes
801 Third St. South
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

12 p.m – Welcome Remarks by Neil Brown, president, The Poynter Institute
12:45 p.m – How to be MediaWise about Voting by Jeff Johnson, AARP state director
1:15 p.m – Q&A
1:45 p.m. – Alex Mahadevan, director of MediaWise
2:35 p.m – PolitiFact staff Q&A
3:15 p.m – Focus group facilitated by Stanford Social Media Lab graduate students

MORE INFO: Additional confirmed speakers and logistical details will be updated here.

PRESS RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending or connecting with speakers can contact

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE: Members of the public should register to attend here.

FREE LIVESTREAM: If you’re unable to attend this event in-person, please register here to tune into a stream of the MediaWise and PolitiFact training.

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