Technology is in the news, and the news is not good: people worry that public perception can be altered by misinformation spread through social media, and even the U.S. Congress is considering regulating technology to make it safer. But this problem, and even this legislative response, is not new. In her talk, Dr. Shelangoskie looks back at the history of deception with proto-digital technologies like the telegraph and photography. Since the earliest days of these media, there has been a cycle of creative crimes and responsive regulations, resulting in entertaining stories!

The lecture was part of Lourdes University, Lifelong Learning. Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes. Open to all interested men and
women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning.

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