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Learn to fight election fibs

Join University of Montana Journalism Professor Lee Banville for a Nov. 6 program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Helena Area and Lewis & Clark Library on how to identify and debunk bad election information.

Lee Banville, director, University of Montana School of Journalism

“Preparing for the Flood: Misinformation in 2024” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the library at 120 S. Last Chance Gulch. The public may attend this free program, which will also be available by Zoom.

“Whether it is on social media, your television or in your mailbox, Montanans are about to be deluged with claims and counterclaims about candidates for office and issues,” Banville said. “I hope this talk and others the League is planning this coming year will help voters be able to be skeptical, but also open to new information.”

He said this is about election readiness, “about getting equipped to be informed but not paranoid, skeptical but not jaded.”

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