Mis/Dis-Information: How to recognize and respond to it

(Jan. 7, 2024) — Are you feeling overwhelmed by the preponderance of mis- and disinformation, the role of AI and the potential effects on the 2024 election?

Join a Community Conversation webinar on Thursday, January 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. titled “Mis/Dis-Information: How to Recognize and Respond to It” to learn how falsehoods spread and how we can avoid them.

The webinar will feature Deanna Troust, founder of Truth in Common, who will moderate the event.  Troust will outline an approach for social change to address this pervasive issue.  She will discuss recent research and skills to deepen our capacity for constructive civil discourse. The discussion comes out of her workshop series titled “Misinformation: How it Spreads and How to Avoid it.” Troust will be joined in the discussion by McKenzie Sadeghi, Acting Director and Verification Editor for News Guard News.


Register for the Zoom link here:


Organizers will send information on how to access the Zoom webinar to your email address 24 hours before the program. They will collect and answer audience questions through the Zoom chat.

The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, CCTV, and the Contra Costa County Library sponsored Community Conversations.

The Library will provide closed captioning for this event and simultaneous Spanish translation.  Organizers will record the program and upload it to the Library’s YouTube channel after the event.

Contact programs@lwvdv.org for more information. 

Gail Murray
Gail Murray

Gail Murray served in Walnut Creek as Mayor and city councilmember for 10 years. From 2004-2016 she served as District 1 Director, Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). She is the author of "Lessons from the Hot Seat: Governing at the Local and Regional Level."