MEDIA WATCH: SAN DIEGO PRESS CLUB DISCUSSES FAKE NEWS AT PROGRAM ON SNOPES.COM

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East County News Service

February 25, 2018 (San Diego) – The San Diego Press Club will present a program on Snopes.com, a fact-checking and reference website, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at its downtown San Diego offices at the Spreckels Building, 121 Broadway, Suite 640. Cost to attend is free for members and $10 per person for non members. The event is open to the public.

The speaker will be Brooke Binkowski, managing editor with Snopes.com. Since 1994, Snopes.com has been researching the veracity of urban legends, myths, rumors and misinformation on such topics as politics, pop culture, technology and health. Binkowski will discuss the difficulty of knowing what to believe, how social media has been weaponized and how she combats fake news in her job of separating facts from fiction. For more event information, visit www.sdpressclub.org. The program is part of the Press Club’s “Nuts & Bolts” series.