Deadly Delusions: Fake News and Terrorism
How extremists manipulate mass media to incite violence
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 · 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Dr. Barry Mauer, Associate Professor of English and on the faculty of the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida, studies how fake news and inflammatory propaganda can incite unpredictable, but increasingly common, domestic terrorism.
His use of a comic book format serves to illustrate the often ludicrous nature of some media outlets' "news" stories which can have a potent, explosive effect on its audience.
This event is sponsored by the Language, Literacy, and Culture Doctoral Program and co-sponsored by the Center for Social Science Scholarship; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; and the Departments of: American Studies; Media & Communication Studies; Political Science; and Sociology, Anthropology and Health Administration and Policy.