Is Seeing Really Believing?: Visual Health Misinformation

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Discussions of health literacy and health misinformation frequently focus on the analysis and fact-checking of written materials. However, research has shown that visuals can be even more convincing than text-based information and can shape how text-based information is perceived. Identifying misleading visualizations and imagery is therefore a vital skill for navigating the current health information landscape.

This interactive session will illustrate the pervasive nature of this issue and introduce attendees to a wide range of deceptive visual communications ranging from misleading graphs to manipulated images in scientific publications to AI-generated deepfakes.

Attendees will gain confidence in analyzing various types of visual information and leave the session with practical ideas for incorporating these skills into programming in a variety of contexts.   

Presenters: Kelsey Cowles, Rachel Suppok, and Rebekah Miller, Research & Instruction Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System 

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Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): June 20, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
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Host/Instructor: Carolyn Martin
Technical Assistance: Sarah Dickey

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