May 24, 2017
Wednesday Video Night
Monthly meeting to watch and discuss a video.
How Fake News Does Real Harm
In this 6 minute TED talk, journalist Stephanie Busari looks at the 2014 Boko Haram
kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria. When the government
considered reports of the kidnapping fake news, they delayed looking for the girls.
After Busari tells the story of getting government to negotiate with the kidnappers, she
asks what we can do about fake news. It’s a lesson in critical thinking!
Video at 7:30 followed by discussion until 9 PM. Soup at 6:30.