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High Noon on Nov. 1: “Are You Fake News?”

John Armstrong

Furman Communication Studies professors John Armstrong and Brandon Inabinet will discuss “fake news” and the new media environment when they speak at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Their talk, “Are You Fake News? Belief, Outrage and Incivility in the New Media Environment,” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Armstrong, an expert in broadcast communication, will look at examples of “fake news” incidents in early modern media to help contextualize the contemporary problem.

Dr. Inabinet, an expert in political rhetoric, will explain how the persuasive use of these new media tools propelled the rise of right-wing extremism globally and impacted the 2016 Presidential election.

This is the final lecture of the fall series.  The High Noon series will resume in the spring.

Brandon Inabinet

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area. The complete fall schedule is available here.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

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