Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

March 2023

Disinformation and the News Literacy Project

Fighting Misinformation by Teaching People the Skills They Need to Find Credible Sources

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual meeting via Zoom and YouTube

DeMario Phipps-Smith, The News Literacy Project

DeMario Phipps-Smith is a Senior Manager of Community Learning at the News Literacy Project ("NLP"). DeMario will speak about the problem of disinformation and the programs of the News Literacy Project to combat it.

DeMario joined the NLP in September 2022 after more than six years of working as a digital media professional. He began his career at The Chicago Sun-Times in 2015. Since then, he has worked in marketing, communications, and content production as a freelancer. DeMario is passionate about using his experiences to better serve marginalized communities and amplify their voices in the media space.

He holds a bachelor's degree in radio, television, and digital media from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master's degree in media innovation and content strategy from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

We'll also try to stream the meeting to our YouTube page here:


This link can be freely shared.

The Zoom meeting invitation will be posted on the Pi's conferencing system, the TCS, and sent out to members via Email. Please check your Zoom profile online to be sure it contains your full name, because for security reasons, we can't let anyone in without their full name.

Important! if you use the Zoom app (instead of a web browser), check in advance that you have version 5.14 or better. There are significant security issues with older versions.

We'll start with a Q&A, so please send us any questions for us to queue up for the panel.

Please complete our Pi attend form on Saturday - we'll do a drawing from the remote attendees on that form. Attendance Check-in link, https://wap.org/attend