UM professor offers tips on wading through election ‘misinformation’ tsunami headed our way

The director of the University of Montana School of Journalism warned people about the swelling tidal wave of campaign misinformation headed our way as the 2024 election season kicks into high gear.

University of Montana School of Journalism Director Lee Banville speaks Nov. 6 at the Lewis & Clark Library.

Becky J. Piske

Or, as professor Lee Banville noted: “We are one year out from the ’24 elections so it seems wholly appropriate that we gather to gird our loins for what is going to come.”

Banville spoke Monday night at the Lewis & Clark Library at an event sponsored by the Helena League of Women Voters on election misinformation and offered people advice on how to navigate through the political storm in a speech titled “Preparing for the Flood: Misinformation in 2024.”

He said it is a topic that sparks a lot of concern, worry and anxiety.

Nearly 100 people attended the nearly 90-minute event at the library and about another 100 viewed it on Zoom, League members said. The talk is now posted on the League’s YouTube channel and on Helena

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