Misinformation and Disinformation – Threats to Democracy

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Misinformation and Disinformation – Threats to Democracy

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

League of Women Voters of Naperville Monthly Ideas Forum Meeting

Join us for our April Ideas Forum!

The proliferation of misinformation and disinformation has emerged as a significant threat to our democratic processes and informed decision-making of the electorate.

We make important decisions based on what we hear on social media and in the news. When we are unable to distinguish between truth and mis/disinformation, it can cause confusion and misunderstandings, leaving a generalized sense that “you can’t believe anything anymore.”

Mis/disinformation ultimately undermines trust in legitimate information sources, increases polarization in our society, and leads to misinformed decisions. Learn:

  • The difference between misinformation and disinformation
  • How to spot it
  • What you can do about it

This event is free, but please register.

Barb LaiminsOur presenter is Barb Laimins, a former public school civics teacher and civic mentor liaison to social studies teachers in Illinois for the McCormick Foundation. She currently serves on the Illinois General Assembly Rank Choice Voting Task Force, the planning team for the LWV/National Institute for Civic Discourse, and co-chair of the LWVIL Mis/Disinformation Task Force.



April 10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Zoom Meeting